According to Masdar Group and Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), construction work for the third phase of the 800-megaWatt Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates will begin very soon.
Upon completion, this project is set to have an eventual capacity of 5 gigaWatts, playing a significant contribution to the city’s campaign of embracing renewable energy. Commenting on this development, president of Gransolar, Domingo Vegas, said:
“Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project marks a new global milestone in the development of renewable energy in the Middle East and the world.”
The construction of the first phase of the solar park was commissioned to First Solar, while the second is currently worked on by ACWA Power. The third phase, of which power purchase agreement was signed by Masdar Group and DEWA in November last year, is known for setting a record for the lowest-ever solar PV tariff around the world. As for the fourth phase, it is stated to have a 1-gigaWatt capacity to complete the entire park.
The solar park is scheduled to be finished sometime in 2030, generating up to 1,000 megaWatts of power for the city.