First section of solar thermal power plant in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in operation

Dec 2, 2022 03:34 PM ET
  • China's Shanghai Electric Group has actually commissioned the first of 4 systems of what it declares is the globe's largest solar thermal power plant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The plant creates the 4th section of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Power Plant, has a complete capacity of 700 megawatts as well as is combined with 250 megawatts of solar capacity. The operator is the Dubai Electricity as well as Water Authority (DEWA).

By incorporating solar thermal power with molten salt storage as well as photovoltaics, the solar power plant can supply power at night-- for 13.5 hrs-- and inclement climate-- for 15 hrs. It covers a location of 44 square kilometers, with the solar modules situated between the solar thermal components for better total usage. Three allegorical trough devices, the first of which has actually now gone into procedure, each produce 200 megawatts, plus a 100-megawatt solar thermal tower plant. The salt storage space facility makes up around 560,000 tons.

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