Dubai: The largest Concentrated Solar Power (CPS) project to surpass Morocco CPS tower- Officials
By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache
Dubai-June 18th- The largest Concentrated Solar Power (CPS) project to be built on a single site in the world will begin power generation in Dubai within the next five years, officials announced on Thursday.
« The long view is that the new CPS site will generate 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power by 2030 as part of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy to generate 75 per cent of Dubai’s power from clean energy by 2050, » said officials from Dubai Electricity and Water Autority,
The project will even surpass the existing world’s largest CPS tower in Morocco that has a power generating capacity of 150MW, senior energy officials said.To the view of Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Autority, the solar project could reduce more than 6.5 million tonnes of CO2. It can therefore meet its pledges linked to the Paris Agreement : keep global warming temperatures below 2°C in a long term goal.