Dubai to increase clean energy capacity by 600 MW in 2021

Goal is to generate 75% of clean energy by 2050

17 June, 11:48

    NAPLES - Dubai is planning to add 600 megawatts of clean energy capacity in 2021 through new solar installations, said The National.
    The emirate will also commission the first stage of the 300-megawatt fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in July, according to a statement from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). It will also commission the world's tallest concentrated solar power tower at 262 metres with a capacity of 100 megawatts in September and 200 megawatts as part of the fourth phase of the solar park by the end of 2021.
    With the addition of new plants, DEWA's total clean energy capacity will increase to 1.613 megawatts from the current 1.013 megawatts.
    Clean energy capacity will be about 10% in July and 12% by the end of the year.
    "The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is one of DEWA's key projects to achieve this vision and increase the share of clean and renewable energy capacity in Dubai," said Saeed Al Tayer, DEWA managing director and chief executive.
    "This supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 75 per cent of Dubai's total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050," Al Tayer said.
    The amount of power generated from renewable energy in the UAE is estimated to increase to 21% in 2030 and 44% by 2050, from 7% last year.
    Abu Dhabi is also developing new clean-energy projects, including the world's largest solar plant at Al Dhafra with a total capacity of 2 gigawatts.

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