Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer visits Dubai Solar Park
MD and CEO of DEWA checks construction progress of new R&D Centre.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has visited the construction site of DEWA’s R&D Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.
Al Tayer was briefed on different techniques used in producing electricity through solar power, including a new technology to generate 120kV solar power using Stirling Dish, the first technology of its kind to be tested in the Middle East.
With a planned total cost of AED12bn ($3.25bn), the Solar Park will eventually produce 1,000 MW of electricity through phased expansion.
The project began with a 13MW plant last October and the second stage will have a production capacity of 100MW and be based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.
Al Tayer expressed his satisfaction with the progress of work in the Park which includes Research, Development, and Innovation, and a solar-energy test facility, which analyses and evaluates the performance of various power generation technologies such as PV laminates, concentrated solar power, and other innovative solar technologies including energy storage techniques.
“The R&D and Innovation centres at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park help to promote knowledge in the energy sector and innovative sustainability techniques,” he said.
“The Innovation Centre has a unique design that follows the highest standards related to environment and green buildings. It will help educate future generations about DEWA’s achievements and pioneering projects.
“It houses a museum where renewable energy technologies are showcased in interactive ways. Visitors can learn about the most important solutions and technologies in renewable energy through audio and video presentations. It is scheduled to be completed by end of this year,” he concluded.