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Dubai’s share of renewables reaches 14 percent in total energy production capacity

Dubai’s share of renewables in its total energy production capacity has reached 14 percent.

It comes at a time when the country UAE has been making efforts for transition to a green economy.

According to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), “clean energy using photovoltaic solar power and concentrated solar power now accounts for 2,027 MW of the emirate's total power production capacity of 14,517MW.”

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of DEWA, stated, “We achieve this by diversifying energy sources and increasing the share of renewable and clean energy in Dubai’s energy mix.”

To be noted, Dubai set a target to generate 25 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.

Meanwhile, to achieve the target, DEWA is building the world’s largest solar energy park in the Dubai desert. Besides, it is also pursuing a green hydrogen strategy.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has attracted investment from the global developers. So far, DEWA has attracted around $10.9 billion of investments

According to the authority, the fourth phase of the solar park, with a capacity of 950MW, stands as the largest single-site CSP plant in the world.

All these developments come as the country has unveiled Net Zero 2050 Strategy with a plan to invest Dh600 billion in clean energy projects.

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