The project's scope of work involves 950-megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power (CSP) plant located at Seih Al Dahal, on the Dubai - Al Ain road, Dubai.
The new plant will deliver energy at 7.3 US cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). This price competes with fossil fuel generated electricity without subsidy for reliable and dispatchable solar energy around the clock. The project featuring world’s tallest solar tower at 260 metres, and the world’s largest thermal energy storage capacity, which will provide clean energy to more than 270,000 residences in Dubai.
The project will use two technologies for the production of clean energy – three stations of parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) (each producing 200 MW) total 600MW and 100MW from the solar tower.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the biggest single-site solar park in the world that is based on the IPP model. It will generate 1,000MW by 2020 and 5,000MW by 2030. The 13MW photovoltaic first phase became operational in 2013. The 200MW photovoltaic second phase of the solar park was launched in March 2017. The 800MW photovoltaic third phase will be operational by 2020, and the 700MW CSP fourth phase will be operational by 2021.
The plant will support the Dubai Clean Energy strategy 2050 to increase the share of clean energy in Dubai to 25% by 2030 and is expected to provide an annual savings of 2.4 million tons of CO2.
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