In Dubai hosted the opening ceremony of the second phase of a solar Park of a name of Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid al-Maktuma. It was attended by the Emir, is named after the plant.
The capacity of the second phase of 200 megawatts of electricity. This is enough to supply 50,000 homes. More than 2.3 million solar panels allow to avoid the emission of 214.000 tons of carbon.
Acted as the customer Management of electricity and water of Dubai. Its Director, Muhammad al-Tayer expressed confidence that as the depletion of oil reserves, the value of alternative sources of energy will increase. «We care about the future of our children and grandchildren,» he said.
By 2020, the capacity of solar power plant shall be 1,000 megawatts, and ten years later – 5,000 megawatts. The total investment in the project will amount to 50 billion dirhams and 13.6 billion U.S. dollars.