Parking the solution on solar park
Masdar will deliver the third phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum Solar Park, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announced yesterday. The Abu Dhabi clean energy firm will lead a consortium alongside Spanish companies FRV (Fotowatio Renewable Ventures) and Gransolar Group to build the 800MW extension to the desert solar park, that aims to be operational by 2020. The consortium submitted the lowest bid in the September 2015 bidding process, offering to build the 800 MW solar plant extension for $2.99 per kilowatt hour, breaking world records for solar generation costs. “This is a new phase of our economy that is based on environmental sustainability and clean energy to make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world,” Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the MD of DEWA said. The second phase of the project is a 200 MW photovoltaic plant to be completed by April 2017.