In Dubai, launched the project of the world’s largest power plant with a solar collector, reports the Emirate edition of The National.
According to the publication, the capacity of the power plant will be 700 megawatts. The height of the structure to capture reflected solar rays – the “solar collector” – will be 260 meters. It will be the highest such structure in the world.
A tender for the construction of a power plant was won by a consortium of contractors from Saudi Arabia and China. The cost of the project is estimated at 3.9 billion dollars.
According to the plans of the authorities of Dubai, the share of “clean” energy sources in the electricity generation of the emirate should reach 25% by 2020 and 75% by 2050.