The UAE launched the world’s largest solar power plant on Monday with a capacity of up to 200 megawatts. The project was opened by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, at a total cost of AED 1.5 billion.

. “The project will provide clean energy to 50,000 homes in Dubai and contribute to the reduction of about 214,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in the city annually,” said Saeed Al Tayer, CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. The project was carried out in partnership with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Saudi Arabia’s Aqua Power, and the Spanish company TSK, the main contractor. The Dubai government aims to provide 75 percent of the emirate’s total energy through clean energy resources and to be the world’s least carbon footprint by 2050.

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