DUBAI WILL PRODUCE 3000 MW SOLAR ENERGY BY 2030
Dubai recently launched one of the largest solar energy projects in the world. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will produce 3,000MW solar energy in 2030. This plant will be the Independent Power Producer [IPP] model.
At the Global Solar Leaders Summit 2015 many experts are gathered and discussed the necessity of growing and utilization of solar energy. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) highlighted the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and emphasized the need to develop the renewable and alternative energy sector to enhance energy efficiency, rationalize use of natural resources and find alternatives for conventional energy.
Dubai, launched the 13MW first phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park based on solar energy on October 22, 2013 that will be increased in capacity 3,000 MW within 2030. Dubai’s Phase- I solar energy plant feature was as below:
Owner: Dubai Electricity & Water
EPC Contractor: First Solar
Size: 13MW (DC)
Type: Ground-Mount Fixed Tilt
Output: ~24 million KWh per year
CO2 Displacement: 15,000 metric tons per year
Modules Used: 152,880 Type: FS-385 black
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is now starting to work on second phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and within two years it will be in operation. The second phase of the solar park which occupies 4.5 square kilometers of area will help to achieve a reduction of approximately 400,000 tons of carbon emissions by 2020.
More than 2.3 million solar PV panels will be installed during this phase to produce 200MW, that enough energy to power up to 30,000 homes.
Dubai have lots of own petroleum to generate electricity, but they are going to produce huge green energy to utilizing renewable energy sources like solar energy. The Research & Development Center of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said, their main goal is to “develop renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advances related science and engineering, and transfers knowledge and innovations to address the nation's energy and environmental goals. This will help to shape clean-energy alternatives for powering our homes and businesses, and the nation's transportation infrastructure”.