PV in MENA: DEWA Inaugurates 1.5MW Rooftop Array at Jebel Ali Power Station

PV in MENA: DEWA Inaugurates 1.5MW Rooftop Array at Jebel Ali Power Station

- in Energy, Energy Grid, Solar

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated one of the largest single-rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays in the Middle East and North Africa. The 1.5 MW project at Jebel Ali Power Station (JAPS) is now connected to DEWA’s grid.

5,240 PV panels to generate 2,666 MWh of solar power annually

DEWA installed 5,240 PV panels on the 23,000 square-meters of the roof of the water reservoir at M-Station, which is the newest and largest power production and desalination plant in the UAE.

The modules will produce 2,666 MWh of solar power annually, which will be used to meet the station’s energy needs. Surplus energy will be exported to an internal power network at DEWA’s Jebel Ali unit.

“We support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to diversify Dubai’s energy mix to include 25% from solar energy, 7% from clean coal, 7% from nuclear power, and 61% from natural gas by 2030. The mix will gradually increase the employment of clean energy sources to 75% by 2050,” comments Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA MD & CEO.

2016-04-04 | Courtesy:  DEWA| solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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