Masdar, UAE’s renewable energy company, stated in a tweet that the last photovoltaic solar module at Al Dhafra Solar PV Independent Power Producer of the 2-gigawatt peak in Abu Dhabi was installed.
The company tweeted that “The team has already installed over three million solar PV modules” and was preparing for commissioning.
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company and Masdar own 60% of Al Dhafra’s project, and the remainder is owned by France’s EDF Renouvelables as well as China’s Jinko Power.
The financial close of the project was reached in December 2020.
The project, once it is operational, will be the largest single-site solar power station in the world. It will use around 3.5 million solar panels to generate enough electricity to power about 160,000 homes.
The project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2.4 million tonnes annually.