However, an update published this week, following a site visit by DEWA CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, indicated that 2030 remains the project deadline for an eventual 5 GW site.
تفقد معالي سعيد محمد الطاير، العضو المنتدب الرئيس التنفيذي لهيئة كهرباء ومياه دبي، تقدم سير العمل في مشاريع مجمع محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم للطاقة الشمسية، أكبر مجمع للطاقة الشمسية في موقع واحد على مستوى العالم، والذي ستصل قدرته الإنتاجية إلى 5000 ميجاوات بحلول عام 2030 https://t.co/y6PowfP7GP
— DEWA | Official Page (@DEWAOfficial) ) August 22, 2022
CEO Al Tayer was briefed by three officials from Shuaa Energy about the fifth phase of the solar park recently. This week, DEWA also states that the second project of the fifth phase was 93.3 percent complete and the third project was 26,3 percent complete.
In 2019, DEWA achieved a world record by receiving the lowest bid of USD 1.6953 cents per kilowatt hour (Levelised Cost of Energy) for this phase.
How did it start?
The world’s largest solar park, located in Seih Al Dahal, Dubai, was designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 6.5 million tons each year by 2030. The solar park uses a range of photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies.
The facility also includes an innovation center. It is also home to one of the largest research and development centers in the region.