Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is a solar park spread over a total area of 77 km2 in Saih Al-Dahal, about 50 kilometers south of the city of Dubai. It is one of the world’s largest renewable projects based on an independent power producer (IPP) model.

Besides solar farms using PV technology, the long-term project will also include concentrating solar power (CSP). The total capacity of the entire project is planned to reach more than 4,000 megawatts.

The plant was implemented by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). The first phase of the project was commissioned on 22 October 2013. At the end of 2020 the solar PV complex reached a generating capacity of 1.013 GW with the aim to reach 5GW by 2030. Currently the 4th (700 MW CSP + 250 MW PV) and 5th phase (900 MW PV) are under construction.

Thanks to a storage capacity of up to 15 hours, the plant can produce power day and night. The thermal energy storage plant has a capacity of 5,907 MW/h and is the world’s largest.

According to the Internet