Abu Dhabi's 1.17-GW solar farm is fully operational

Noor Abu Dhabi, largest single solar plant in the world

July 1 (Renewables Now) - The 1,177-MW Noor Abu Dhabi solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Sweihan, also known as the Sweihan Solar PV Project, has started commercial operation.

The plant is selling power to the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) at just USD 0.0242 per kWh (EUR 0.021), under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA). It is a joint project of the Abu Dhabi Power Corporation with a stake of 60%, and a consortium formed by Japan’s Marubeni Corp (TYO:8002) and China-based JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:JKS), each with 20%.

Located in the UAE's capital Abu Dhabi, the photovoltaic (PV) facility, dubbed as the world’s largest single solar farm, required investments of AED 3.2 billion (USD 871.2m/EUR 764.9m).

Noor Abu Dhabi supports the UAE's plan to lift the share of renewables in the country's energy mix to 50% by 2050 and cut its carbon footprint by 70%.

(AED 1 = USD 0.87/EUR 0.76)

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