The second phase of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park was inaugurated Monday by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The world’s largest single-site solar park located near Al Qudra in Dubai can generate up to 200MW solar energy daily, enough to power 50,000 residences for one year. With more than 2.3 million thin-film photovoltaic panels spanning 4.5 square kilometres, the second phase can save annual carbon emissions of up to 214,000 tonnes.

The Dh1.2 billion project is part of a multiphase solar park that, when completed, can generate up to 1,000MW of clean energy by 2020 and up to 5,000MW electricity by 2030, with a total investment of Dh50 billion. It is one of the major projects of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa). (GULF NEWS)