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    COP28 delegates praise the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and DEWA’s sustainability efforts

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    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organized an on-site visit to Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park for 217 COP28 participants. Most of the visitors were from outside the UAE. The visit, organized during COP28, included the innovation center and the fourth phase of the solar park.

    Guests praised the Innovation Center, a major landmark in Dubai and a key destination for those wanting to learn about the latest innovations in clean and renewable energy technology. The visitors also praised DEWA's efforts in implementing the solar park phase using the latest technology and international best practices.

    At the Innovation Center at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, visitors can explore the exhibition area on the ground floor and experience more than 35 interactive exhibits focused on renewable energy development Did. They also visited the DEWA Museum and reviewed important achievements in DEWA's journey, important historical inventions and innovations in electricity, and the latest developments in renewable and sustainable energy. Visitors learned about the characteristics of light and solar radiation, the key components of photovoltaic cells, and related technologies such as concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic towers. They also reviewed DEWA's renewable energy efforts, Smart DEWA, ​​the application of solar cells in spacecraft and satellites, and DEWA's development of sustainable buildings. In addition, attendees enjoyed the exciting experiences provided by the Innovation Center by viewing pioneering shows utilizing drones, holograms, augmented reality (AR), the Metaverse, and more. We also tried out several interactive experiences, including a self-driving bus ride and other innovative technologies. Using Metaverse technology, the center took visitors on a virtual tour of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

    Visitors learned about the 950MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which was launched by DEWA during COP28 and is the world's largest CSP project. This phase will use his three hybrid technologies: his 600MW from the Parabolic Basin complex, his 100MW from the CSP tower, and his 250MW from solar photovoltaic panels. The project, built using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model and with an investment of AED 15.78 billion, will feature the world's tallest solar tower at 263.126 meters in height and the largest thermal energy plant with a capacity of 5,907 megawatt hours. storage capacity ( MWh), according to Guinness World Records. The project will provide clean, sustainable energy to approximately 320,000 homes. This will reduce carbon emissions by approximately 1.6 million tonnes per year and strengthen Dubai's position as a leading global hub for clean renewable energy and climate action.

    DEWA has started construction of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in five phases. The current capacity has reached 2,627MW. The sixth phase of the 1,800MW solar park is currently being implemented. Once this phase is complete, 540,000 homes will be supplied with clean energy. With a planned generation capacity of 5,000MW by 2030, the solar park is part of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 100% of its energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. This will serve as the basis for achieving this goal. .

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