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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) officially inaugurated the second phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park on Monday.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the 200MW second phase, enough to generate clean energy for 50,000 residences in Dubai and will reduce 214,000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year.

The 2.3-million photovoltaic (PV) solar panels

 are spread over 4.5 square kilometers. The Dh1.2 billion project incorporated 1.5 million safe man hours, with more than 1100 manpower who built the plant.

Coinciding with the International Day of Happiness, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, said the “national landmark will contribute to the happiness of society and generations to come.”

He noted that the park will help focus on happiness of people and balance the need for developments with preservation of environment.

He was speaking to delegates and senior officials who included Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister of UAE, and minister of presidential affairs. Read the full article here

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