First Solar completes 13MW in Dubai

First Solar has handed over the 13MW plant it has been building for the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority – its first project in the Middle East, and the region’s largest PV array to date.

The 153,000 FS Series 3 modules installed at the site will feed 24 million kWh of power onto the grid each year.

Far more important, however, will be the project’s impact on the energy debate in the emirate, which is among the world’s highest energy consumers on a per capita basis, and a trendsetter in the region.

The 13MW array is the first phase of what is intended to become a 1GW solar park some 50km south of Dubai, incorporating both PV and CSP.

While the 1GW park is not slated for completion until Log in to read complete article.

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