The announcement was made by the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum: “All homes in Dubai will be equipped with solar photovoltaic panels by 2030.”
This measure is part of the “Clean Energy Strategic Plan for Dubai” and aims to make it a world benchmark in the production of clean and renewable energy. The goal is to produce 7% of the city’s total electricity from renewable sources in 2020, 25% in 2030 and 75% in 2050.
The city of Dubai’s photovoltaic solar panels will generate around 5,000 megawatts of clean energy in 2030.
A free study center will be built in the city that will serve as a laboratory for researching and developing new forms of clean energy production.
Preserving the environment and natural resources, fostering economic growth and making Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050 are the main objectives of this strategic plan.
The city, famous for its architecture, will also have the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world. By 2030, the plant is expected to generate 5,000 megawatts of energy. Thousands of mirrors (heliostats) which will be controlled by computers to generate renewable energy more efficiently.