Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received 4 bids from international companies for consultancy contract for the sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai Media Office (DMO) announced on Tuesday.
The single-site solar park is the largest of its kind in the world, using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, with a production capacity of 5,000 megawatts by 2030.
The production capacity of the sixth phase of the solar park will be 900 MW.
“DEWA’s total production capacity of energy is 14,117 MW. The current production capacity of the solar park is 1,627 MW using photovoltaic solar panels,” DEWA managing director and chief executive officer, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said.
DEWA is implementing other projects at the solar park with a total capacity of 1,233 MW using photovoltaic solar panels and concentrated solar power technologies, which raises the share of clean energy production within Dubai’s energy mix to 11.5 percent.
“This is expected to reach 14 percent by the end of this year,” Al Tayer said.
Al Tayer added: “We seek to put Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of producing renewable and clean energy.”
DEWA has achieved world records for the lowest solar energy prices for five consecutive years, making the emirate “a global benchmark for solar power prices.”