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Of course it’s the largest.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and ruler of Dubai has just announced that a new solar project worth a whopping 14.2 million AED has just been greenlit by the government of Dubai.

Of course it’s the largest.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and ruler of Dubai has just announced that a new solar project worth a whopping 14.2 million AED has just been greenlit by the government of Dubai.

It is said that this will be the world’s largest solar power project that’s concentrated on a single site. It will also include the largest solar tower in the world, measuring 260 meters. Once completed, it is looking to generate 1,000MW by 2020 and 5,000MW by 2030.

The solar project will part of Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and actually the fourth phase of the recent announced Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

The mission of the project is to increase the reliance of clean energy to the emirate’s total power output. They’re looking to increase it to 7 percent by the year 2020, up 25 percent by the year 2030 and finally 75 percent by the year 2050.

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