Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the commissioning of new 200 MW from the 900 MW fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, ahead of schedule, using the independent power producer model.
With this achievement, 800 MW of the fifth phase has been commissioned, bringing the current production capacity of the solar park to 2,327 MW using photovoltaic solar panels and concentrated solar power technologies. This is about 15.7 per cent of the total production capacity of energy in Dubai, which has reached 14,817 MW. The fifth phase will provide clean energy to over 270,000 residences in Dubai and will reduce 1.18 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually. Work is underway to complete the rest of the projects in the solar park.