Largest PV stations in United Arab Emirates

Top biggest solar photovoltaic power stations in United Arab Emirates.

(Updated 19 July 2021)

Solar power stations, PV farms 2021 in United Arab Emirates

Name Location State Capacity MWp or MWAC (*) Annual Output GWh Land Size km² On grid Remarks Developer

Al Dhafra Solar

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Al Dhafra

2000

 

20

2022

About 35km south of Abu Dhabi City. Lowest solar energy tariff in the world - AED4.97 fils/kWh (US1.35 cents/kWh). Bifacial crystalline technology.

EDF Renouvelables

Noor Abu Dhabi

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Al-Ain

1177

2000

8

2019

Located at Sweihan.

Sweihan PV Power Company

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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Saih Al-Dahal

1013

460

77(As of November 2020)

2013–2021

Phase I completed in 2013, followed by Phase II and III. Phase IV (including 250 MW PV) is under construction, 950 MW Phase V is planned.

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Solar power in United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken initiatives to implement solar power on a massive scale.  UAE, although being a big oil producer, is attempting to diversify its energy mix because of the warmer weather, there is more solar energy available. The solar energy sector is rapidly expanding. A 100 megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) station become operational in 2013 near Abu Dhabi. Masdar City, in Abu Dhabi, was later built to be the world's most environmentally sustainable city. A 10 Megawatt solar PV power and 1 megawatt from solar panels located on the rooftop generate power. By 2020, the “Dubai Clean Electricity Strategy” seeks to provide 7 percent of Dubai's energy from renewable sources. By 2030, it plans to raise this aim to 25 percent.

The Al-Dhafra solar photovoltaic plant 

According to the Abu Dhabi Media Office, after the development process is completed, it will be the world's largest. This plant will also have the world's lowest energy supply price. The solar plant will produce two gigawatts of energy when it is finished, which is enough to power 160,000 households. Furthermore, it will reduce CO2 emissions in the emirate by more than 2.4 million metric tons annually, equivalent to the removal of 470,000 cars and their pollutant emissions. Its capacity is 2000MWp and it’s being developed by EDF Renouvelables. The land it covers is 20km square.

Noor Abu Dhabi Solar Power Plant 

It is the world's largest single-site solar plant situated in Sweihan near Abu Dhabi. In Arabic, the word Noor means "light." There are 3.2 million solar panels on the roof. The plant is believed to provide clean energy to 90,000 Abu Dhabi residents. It cleans the solar panels with waterless robotic technology. Every day, the robots clean it over a distance of 1600 kilometers. Sweihan PV Power Company, which is part of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, manages it. This is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi Government and a consortium consisting of Jinko Solar Holding of China and Marubeni Corp of Japan.   In September 2020, the plant produced a total of 2000 GWh at a 93 percent efficiency rate, providing electricity to 66000 homes.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

This Solar plant is located in Saih Al-Dahal, about 50 kilometers south of Dubai, This park has a total size of 77 kilo-meter2.   It is one of the largest projects of renewable energy in the world, and it is built on the independent power producer (IPP) model. This project will involve concentrating solar power in addition to solar farms utilizing PV technology (CSP). The project's total capacity is expected to reach 3,000 megawatts.

 

 

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