Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai said before the end of the year clean energy in the country will account for 13% of the country’s energy mix.
HH Sheikh Mohammed recently inaugurated the 300 megawatts (MW) first stage of the 900MW fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. It will power around 90,000 homes.
To be commissioned in stages until 2023, the fifth phase uses the latest solar photovoltaic bifacial technologies with Single Axis Tracking to increase energy production.
The country has attracted around 40 billion dirhams ($10.8 billion) as an investment in the energy sector. This is in partnership with the private sector as a part of its new model for producing energy.
“The goal was for renewables to hit 75% of the energy mix before 2050 and the emirate was well on track to achieve the target,” HH Sheikh Mohammed said.
“The milestone reached today stands testament to our commitment to fulfil our mission despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic and reinforces our support of DEWA’s ambitious vision of strengthening the green ecosystem in Dubai and adopting innovative sustainable solutions,” he added.