Monthly Archives: October 2012

$3.3bn Dubai solar park

US-based First Solar has won a contract from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) to construct the first phase of the $3.3bn Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Under the terms of the agreement, First Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the 13 megawatt solar plant.

The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is expected to eventually cover 48 sq km and produce 1,000MW of clean energy, First Solar said in a statement.

“The PV plant installation is a key step in the implementation of the energy diversification strategy adopted by the Supreme Council of Energy, in which solar energy is set to become part of Dubai’s energy portfolio,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.   Rest