H.H. Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates fifth phase of MBR Solar Park

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has inaugurated the 900 MW fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

It will provide clean energy to around 270,000 residences in Dubai and reduce 1.18 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

This will help achieve "the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy to provide 100 per cent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050".

Sheikh Mohammed highlighted that the "UAE is at the forefront of global efforts to create a more sustainable future for all of humanity by taking concrete action to transition to renewable energies and combat climate change".

"The completion of the fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park takes us another major step closer to realising our vision for an economy fully powered by clean energy," he added.

The AED2 billion project, implemented based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, features a partnership between DEWA (60 per cent) and a consortium led by ACWA Power and Gulf Investment Corporation (40 per cent) through Shuaa Energy.

It's also the first project n the Middle East to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of an advanced robotic cleaning system for the operation and maintenance of photovoltaic panels.

The total area of the fifth phase is approximately 10 square kilometres, which is half of the total area of the 800MW third phase.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will have a planned capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030.

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