Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned the second 200 MW unit of the parabolic basin complex in the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
This phase uses the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model with investments of up to AED 15.78 billion. It is planned to provide clean energy to approximately 320,000 residences and reduce carbon emissions by 1.6 million tonnes per year. The 950 MW fourth phase is the world’s largest single-site project combining concentrating solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic technologies.
“The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park projects constitute one of the key pillars of Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai’s Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% energy production capacity. from clean energy sources by 2050. Commissioning of the The second 200 MW unit of the parabolic basin complex in the fourth phase increased the production capacity of the solar park to 2,627 MW and the total production capacity of DEWA to 15,117 MW.”
saying HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
“The fourth phase of the solar park supports DEWA’s efforts to increase the share of clean, renewable energy and energy storage. “DEWA is implementing other energy storage projects, including the 250 MW pumped storage hydropower plant in Hatta, with a storage capacity of 1,500 megawatt hours, and the Green Hydrogen project that produces and stores hydrogen using solar energy.”
aggregate Al Tayer.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world, with a total planned capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030. DEWA and the consortium led by ACWA Power created Noor Energy 1 as a project company to design, build and operate the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. DEWA owns a 51% stake in the company, ACWA Power owns 25% and the Chinese Silk Road Fund owns 24%.
The fourth phase of the Solar Park uses three hybrid technologies to produce clean energy: 600MW from a parabolic basin complex (three units of 200MW each), 100MW from the world’s tallest solar power tower at 262.44 meters (based on Sal Molten technology) and 250MW from photovoltaic solar panels. So far, 717MW of this phase have been put into operation, which will have the largest thermal storage capacity in the world of 15 hours, which will allow solar energy to be available 24 hours a day. The 4th phase included the installation of more than 790,000 photovoltaic solar panels and more than 63,600 parabolic troughs (PT). The project integrates 70,000 mirrors (heliostats) that follow the movement of the sun.
The construction of the first unit of the fourth phase project of 100MW of solar tower capacity, the second unit of 200MW of the parabolic basin complex and 217MW of photovoltaic solar panels are 100% advanced. The second 200MW unit of the parabolic basin complex is also 100% complete. The 3rd unit of 200MW of the parabolic basin complex and 33MW of photovoltaic solar panels is 87.1% complete.
News source: Emirates News Agency