Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park To Reduce Over 6.4 Million Tonnes Of Carbon Emissions Annually By 2026

A file photo of MBR Solar Park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is strengthening its dedication to sustainability and green energy as it embarks on the 6th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This monumental project aligns with the UAE’s Year of Sustainability and the forthcoming Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28).


The recently inaugurated 900 MW 5th phase of the solar park, powered by the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model with investments exceeding AED 2 billion, marks a significant milestone. Additionally, DEWA has signed a partnership with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) for the construction and operation of the 1,800 MW 6th phase, with investments totalling AED 5.51 billion.

Upon the completion of the 6th phase in 2026, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is expected to annually reduce approximately 6.424 million tonnes of carbon emissions. This project is in line with the UAE’s ambition to achieve Net-Zero by 2050 and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to power Dubai entirely through clean energy sources by 2050.

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The solar park’s total installed capacity in Dubai has reached 2,427 MW, accounting for 16.3% of the city’s total installed capacity. By 2026, this percentage is projected to increase to 24%. The solar park’s planned production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030, utilizing solar photovoltaic panels and concentrated solar power, represents a significant step towards reducing over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

DEWA’s commitment to clean energy is reflected in the various phases of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, each contributing to substantial reductions in carbon emissions. The 6th phase is poised to be a significant milestone in Dubai’s journey towards a sustainable, green future.

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