One year after commencement of commercial operations

Noor Abu Dhabi records an efficiency rate of 93% in energy availability

The station covers an area of ​​8 km and has 3.2 million solar panels.


Emirates Water and Electricity Company, a leader in the integrated coordination of planning, procurement and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, has celebrated a successful year of its commercial operations at Noor Abu Dhabi, the largest independent solar power plant in the world.

The company said in a statement yesterday that since the start of the commercial operations of the plant, the net production of "Noor Abu Dhabi" of solar energy has reached 2000 gigawatts / hour, equivalent to providing electricity to about 66 thousand homes, while the efficiency rate in terms of energy availability has reached 93. %, While more than 400,000 hours of work were recorded without injuries.

The Noor Abu Dhabi plant, which is located in the Sweihan area in Abu Dhabi, covers an area of ​​eight kilometers and contains 3.2 million solar panels. It is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), the consortium of Japanese companies, Marubeni, and the Chinese Ginko Solar Holding Company.

The CEO of the Emirates Water and Electricity Company, Othman Al Ali, said, “Solar energy has proven its efficiency as a sustainable source of electricity supply in the UAE.” Energy in the UAE ».

For his part, Group CEO and Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), Jasim Hussein Thabet, said, “The successful completion of the project and its operations confirms our commitment to building a sustainable future, by investing in cost-effective clean energy solutions, and making use of Our natural resources are optimized, ”indicating that“ the Noor Abu Dhabi plant supports the UAE’s efforts to ensure a safe supply of energy to meet the growing demand in the country. ”

• The plant’s net production of solar energy amounted to 2,000 gigawatts / hour, equivalent to providing electricity to 66,000 homes.

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