The UAE and France will join forces to develop an Abu Dhabi solar power mega project which aims to offset 450 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

The 524-kilowatt solar photovoltaic scheme will be constructed at Yas Bay Waterfront by master developer Miral in partnership with Emerge, a joint venture between the UAE’s Masdar and France’s EDF.

The clean energy initiative will involve the installation of 920 solar modules at the leisure, dining and entertainment hub and will support the UAE’s net-zero emissions goals.

Emerge will be responsible for the project’s finance, design, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance of the solar modules for a period of 30 years, Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Monday.

It was not revealed when construction on the major green scheme will begin. (The National)