UAE: A 200 MW facility launched at Maktoum Solar Park

07/05/2018 16:02 Solar


Electricite de France and Abu Dhabi-based renewables firm Masdar launched a 200-megawatt (MW) facility, which is the third and latest phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, as stated by local media.

The park will contribute to achieve Dubai's target to produce 10 percent of its power from renewables by 2020.

The Solar Park, a Dubai Electricity and Water Authority project, is a huge solar project that is expected to generate 1,000 MW by 2020 and 5,000 MW by 2030.

The park is situated on a 77 square kilometer location in Seih Al-Dahal, around 50 kilometers south of Dubai.

In mid-2017, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority offered the contract for construction of the fourth 700 MW stage of the solar park.

Renewables expansion has emerged in the U.A.E., which is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Moreover, Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s major producer, as well as Jordan are making steps towards renewables deployment.

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