Dubai’s electricity utility Dewa says that the 300MW second stage of the 800MW phase three of the MBR Solar Park is now operational, taking online capacity at the site to 713MW or 14% of the planned capacity of 5GW when completed in 2030.

Dewa estimates the total cost of the MBR solar park at AED50bn ($13.6bn). So far five phases of the park, under development in the desert 50km south of Dubai city at Seih al Dalal, have been announced. These have a combined capacity of 2.86GW or 57% of intended final capacity and are at various stages of development (see table). (CONTINUED - 817 WORDS)