HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has inaugurated the 200 megawatt (MW) initial stage of the 800MW 3rd phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Dubai Power & Water Authority (DEWA) is applying the third phase utilizing the Independent Power Producer (IPP) version at Levelised Expense of Power of 2.99 US cents per kilowatt hour using photovoltaic or pv solar panels. The 3rd stage is being carried out in partnership with a consortium led by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and Électricité de France (EDF) Group. The second and third phases of this phase, which have an ability of 300MW each, will be completed in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & Chief Executive Officer of DEWA, kept in mind that the plant is the first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to make use of a single-axis solar radar, which raises power effectiveness by 20-30%. It uses over 800,000 self-cleaning solar cells that keep a high-performance level. The project supplies over 60,000 houses with clean power, reducing over 270,000 tonnes of carbon exhausts annually. It was implemented with over 2.4 million accident-free man-hours.
Al Tayer kept in mind that the project has enhanced the share of tidy power to 4% of Dubai's complete installed ability. Capacity of the solar and Focused Solar energy (CSP) IPP-- based tasks presently under construction is 1,500 MW.
"Masdar and DEWA have played an active role in enhancing the expense effectiveness and productivity of renewable energy by deploying the most recent breakthroughs in innovation. Solar power enhances traditional power in a connection that makes excellent financial sense in this region, offered the variety of clear bright days in the year, by helping to minimize power prices via height shaving," stated HE Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar.
"It is a great honour for the EDF Group to contribute to the Emirate of Dubai's power change. I am thrilled with the trusting connection we have actually created with our partners, DEWA and Masdar, to develop carbon-free energy in the region and past," said HE Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Group.