The largest Concentrated Solar Power (CPS) project to surpass Morocco CPS tower- Officials

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 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.

Author: ERA ENVIRONNEMENT

Houmi Ahamed- Mikidache is the founder and director of Era Environnement . She was trained in France, her native country, and in South Africa. She was based in Paris until december when she moved to Comoros Islands. She still manages two teams of journalists based in Africa who write on climate change and sustainable development. She is also a media trainer.

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