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World Energy Day marks the beginning of the solar park project in Dubai

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai commissioned the first phase of Dubai’s mega solar park named after him today, on World Energy Day.

The first of its kind project in the region started feeding 13MW of energy to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) network through photovoltaic technology, generating 24 million KWh of electricity per year.

The next phase of the plant was also launched today, which will produce 100MW through public-private partnership. The second phase will be completed in three years.

Upon total completion of the plant by 2030, the solar plant will have a power production capacity of 1000MW.


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