Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer continued the executive position of the construction works of the Visitor Center for the fourth phase of the complex, which is the largest concentrated solar energy project in the world, and has the highest solar tower in the world, with a height of 262.44 meters, by withdrawing a press release issued today, Saturday.
During the tour, the flow and continuity of the construction work for this strategic project were discussed, as the percentage of completion of the concentrated solar power tower unit reached 87 percent, with the completion of 10 million safe working hours (without any injuries).
The concrete part of the solar tower was completed at a height of 222 meters, according to the statement.
82.7 percent of the complete works for the first phase of the project, which included the solar tower unit, parabolic reflectors unit and photovoltaic unit, were completed.
It is noteworthy that the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Energy Complex is the largest investment project in one location in the world that combines the two technologies of concentrated solar energy and solar photovoltaic energy according to the independent system of the producer, with a capacity of 950 megawatts.
This phase will rely on concentrated solar power with a capacity of 700 megawatts, using a 600 megawatt parabolic system, and a 100 megawatt concentrated solar power tower technology. And solar PV capacity of 250 MW.
When the project is completed, it will be one of the largest solar energy storage projects in the world for a period of 15 hours, allowing 24-hour energy availability.
This phase will provide clean energy for 320,000 homes, and contribute to reducing 1.6 million tons of carbon emissions annually.
The project, which extends over an area of 44 square kilometers, features several world records, including the lowest price for concentrated solar power at 7.3 US cents per kilowatt-hour, and the lowest price per kilowatt-hour with photovoltaic solar panels at 2.4 cents per kilowatt hour.