Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has unveiled the installation of solar energy systems for 4,000 homes in Dubai, which will reach 5,000 homes during the 6th World Green Economy Summit, which was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Authority. By the end of this year, Dubai has secured the installation of solar photovoltaic panels in 10% of Dubai's citizens' homes and connected them to the Authority's network.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), inaugurated the 6th World Green Economy Summit in Dubai with the participation of current and former heads of state and government, international and regional organizations. Representatives from 80 countries, including the UAE.
At the opening of the summit, which was attended by former French President Francois Hollande and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the UAE has made an important achievement in the transition towards a green economy and reliance on clean and renewable energy in order to reach the country's strategic goals and energy strategy. Dubai 2050, pointing out that the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai have made significant progress in sustainable development and clean energy projects, most notably the Noor Abu Dhabi plant and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of DEWA and Chairman of the World Green Economy Summit, said in a press statement on the sidelines of the summit that the number of homes equipped with solar energy systems will reach 5,000 in December, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, announced by His Highness in the 50th document. He said that the number of electric cars in Dubai rose to 1000 cars, after it was only five cars three years ago, in addition to 4000 hybrid cars, and the number of charging stations for this type of cars about 200 stations, pointing out that according to Dubai's strategy in this It is working to become 10% of the fleet of government-owned vehicles in Dubai Electric by 2030, stressing that Dubai's strategy is constantly reviewed and updated. Al Tayer said: “The UAE has succeeded in making effective decisions to face environmental challenges and climate change, and has been translated into pioneering clean energy projects, especially solar energy. Noor Abu Dhabi, the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the world, has been launched in 1177 As part of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, Dubai is completing the construction of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which will be the world's largest single-site solar power plant with a capacity of 5,000 megawatts. By 2030, using photovoltaic solar panels and concentrated solar power. ” "This year's World Green Economy Summit will focus on three main themes, including mechanisms for achieving sustainable development, the importance of international cooperation to achieve a global green economy, and adopting innovative green solutions to address global warming and climate change," he said. To enhance Dubai's position as the global capital of green economy and sustainable development and make it a global model of clean energy based on the technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and innovative replacement technologies. Al Tayer said: `` To ensure the availability of clean solar energy around the clock, we are keeping pace with global growth in energy storage.According to the Wood Mackenzie Energy Storage 2019 report, the global energy storage market will grow 13 times over the next six years. Dubai is supporting this comprehensive approach through innovative energy and sustainability projects, and we are currently building the world's largest concentrated solar investment project in one location, The independent producer, within the projects of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, is distinguished Solar project to the highest tower in the world at altitudes of up to 260 meters, and the largest storage capacity of solar energy in the world for 15 hours, allowing the availability of energy 24 hours a day. »
Hydro power station in Hatta
Saeed Al Tayer, CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Chairman of the World Green Economy Summit, Saeed Al Tayer, said that the Authority is working to build a hydroelectric power plant in Hatta with solar pumping and storage technology and utilize the water stored in Hatta Dam, the first of its kind in the region. The Arabian Gulf, with a storage capacity of 1500 MWh, and the Green Hydrogen pilot project for the production of hydrogen using clean energy, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. The hydrogen produced will be stored and then used in various fields.
One of the citizens' homes will be covered by the Dubai PV Solar Panel Project.