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UAE plans 100MW of solar in northern emirates

Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to develop projects at a cost of $140mn.

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The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) is planning to create a series of solar power installations with a combined capacity of 100 MW in various northern parts of the country at a cost of AED 500mn ($136mn).

Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, FEWA's Director-General, stressed the authority's keenness to provide the best electricity and water services, contribute to sustainable development and improve the standard of living by 2021.

In an interview with Emirates News Agency, WAM, he said that the solar power plants will be established under the supervision of FEWA and with the partnership of the private sector, noting that the project will begin during the current year.

The project aims to reduce carbon emissions as well as cutting the cost of energy production.

There was no indication as to the type of solar technology that will be used.

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