Dubai's clean energy capacity gets major boost

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Dubai will add 600 megawatts (MW) of clean energy capacity to its overall power mix in 2021.

This will be done using photovoltaic solar panels and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP).

The move will increase Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (DEWA) total power capacity from clean energy to 1,613 MW.

DEWA will commission the first stage of the 300MW fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in July.

It will also commission the world's tallest CSP tower (262.44 metres) with a capacity of 100MW in September, and 200MW from the parabolic trough as part of the fourth phase of the solar park by the end of 2021.

Clean capacity in Dubai's energy mix will reach around 10 per cent in July and 12 per cent 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’s energy mix," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

"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," added Al Tayer.

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