DUBAI, UAE: The Dubai Ruler and UAE Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has inaugurated the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project that forms part of the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Covering 44 square kilometres, the AED15.78 billion project features the world’s tallest solar tower standing at 263.126 metres and the largest thermal energy storage capacity.
The fourth phase of the Solar Park is set to cut carbon emissions by approximately 1.6 million tonnes each year.
In a statement on X, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum wrote “Praise be to God, we have launched the largest concentrated solar energy and photovoltaic energy project in the world in Dubai. The project extends over an area of 44 square kilometers and at a cost exceeding 15 billion dirhams. It includes the highest concentrated solar energy tower in the world at a height of 263 meters and also includes the largest thermal energy storage capacity in the world. It will reduce carbon emissions by more than 1.6 million tons annually.”
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid further said “Our goal is for 100% of Dubai’s energy production capacity to come from clean sources by 2050… and our goal is complete carbon neutrality by the same year. We repeat our message that we are serious about investing in clean energy, we are serious about confronting climate change, and we are serious about preserving the environment for future generations.”
أطلقنا بحمدالله أكبر مشروع للطاقة الشمسية المركزة والطاقة الكهروضوئية في العالم في دبي .. المشروع يمتد على مساحة 44 كم مربع وبتكلفة تتجاوز 15 مليار درهم ويضم أعلى برج للطاقة الشمسية المركزة في العالم على ارتفاع 263 متر ويضم أيضا أكبر سعة تخزينية للطاقة الحرارية في العالم ..… pic.twitter.com/GLGl8sY4UF
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