The world's biggest individual solar project is live in the UAE
The Emirate Water and Electricity Company has announced that Noor Abu Dhabi, the largest individual solar power project in the world, has officially begun its operations.
Having the largest solar plant in a region best known for its reserves of oil is quite an interesting irony. But then again, we do receive a little too much sun.
The world’s largest single solar plant, Noor Abu Dhabi, with a production capacity of nearly 1,177 MW commences commercial operation - a major milestone for the future of #sustainablenergy pic.twitter.com/HHVMyaMXYY— (@admediaoffice) June 29, 2019
Looking at it in numbers, Noor Abu Dhabi’s peak capacity is at 1.18 gigawatts, which is quite a feat considering that it’s an individual project. In comparison, U.S.A’s biggest facility is at a mere 569 megawatts.
Abu Dhabi has estimated that Noor Abu Dhabi’s panels will generate enough power for about 90,000 people.
They also claim that it will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 1 million metric tonnes. That's as good as pulling 200,000 cars off the roads, according to the emirate.
UAE seems to be trying their best to play their part in helping battle global warming.