Dubai:Construction begins on largest solar rooftop array in the Middle East

DP World facilities in Dubai will have soon on their roofs a huge 22MW PV array.

The construction – started on October 7 – is being installed by Green Energy Tomorrow (the rooftop solar arm of Dubai-based Phanes Group) and, once completed, will be the largest solar rooftop system in the region.

Being installed at Dubai’s DP World, the project is one of the largest to be launched as part of the Shams Dubai programme by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

The 22MW project – which will be constructed with approximately 88,000 solar modules -reflects UAE’s goal to reduce its carbon emissions, leading to a sustainable future for the country by 2021. As part of the project, the country has invited solar developers to be part in utility-scale solar tenders, the most recent of which saw three record breaking low bids for solar energy.

 

The installation is expected to be completed in 2017, with phase two and three to follow.