Al Dhafra, the world's largest solar power plant built in the United Arab Emirates, was inaugurated.
Ednews informs that the power station, which will provide energy to approximately 200 thousand households, will prevent 2.4 million tons of carbon monoxide emissions per year. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) commissioned the world's largest solar power plant two weeks before hosting the UN Climate Conference.
The 21 square kilometer Al Dhafra solar power plant covers a fifth of the French capital Paris. It will prevent 2.4 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, which is equivalent to 800,000 cars. It was reported that the station's 4 million solar panels, whose total cost has reached 1 billion dollars, will provide energy to approximately 200 thousand households. In other words, the world's largest solar power plant will meet the electricity needs of about 1 million people per year. Known as the country of oil, the UAE is investing heavily in renewable energy, even though there is no shortage of electricity.
Aiming to produce its own electricity with zero emissions by 2050, the UAE aims to increase annual oil exports from 3 million barrels to 5 million barrels thanks to solar energy investments. The UAE, which will host the COP28 climate summit under the auspices of the UN on November 30, is among the countries that use solar energy the most.