New Projects And Policies Cementing Solar Role In UAE Power Generation

As Dubai raises its long-term target for solar power, three UAE electricity authorities are now developing solar projects and policies. The UAE is also increasingly deploying its solar expertise around the world.

Two UAE electricity authorities have announced plans for new solar projects with a combined capacity of 900MW. Combined with 300MW of solar capacity already under development, this boosts the solar power contribution to the emirates’ power projects pipeline to 11.4% (see table and chart).

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is planning to launch a third phase of the Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktum Solar Park, which is being developed 50km south of Dubai city at Seih al-Dalal. DEWA has invited potential advisors for the project to submit proposals in early May.


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