The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai is the largest solar park of its kind in the world. By 2030, it is expected to generate 5 000 MW with investments worth AED 50 billion.
The solar park is being built in phases. The 13 MW first phase became operational in 2013 using PV panels, the second phase with a capacity of 200 MW was launched in March 2017. A further 800 MW of PV will be put into operation by 2020. The park’s planned capacity is 1000 MW by this time.
With a total investment of AED 16 billion, the 4th phase of the solar park will be a concentrated solar park with the tallest solar tower (260 m) in the world. Recently, a battery storage facility has been built there.
To recap, Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 presupposes providing 75% of Dubai’s total power output from renewable energy resources.