Canadian Solar Inc, (MESIA member) one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced it has been selected as the sole module supplier to provide 268 MW of double-glass Dymond modules for the first phase of the 800 MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (DEWA Project) in Dubai. When completed in 2020, the three-phase DEWA Project will be one of the world’s largest single-location solar parks. The EPC Joint Venture (JV) Consortium consists of Acciona, Gransolar and Ghella. The first phase of the DEWA project will use more than 800,000 double-glass modules upon its completion. The production and delivery has started this month.
Canadian Solar’s proven track-record, solid bankability and high-quality standards were key factors in winning the mandate from the EPC JV. As a pioneer in double-glass module manufacturing technology, Canadian Solar has delivered close to 1 GW of double-glass modules worldwide since 2013.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is part of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, which seeks to secure a sustainable supply of energy through diversification in sources. Dubai aims to reduce its reliance on imported natural gas and increase solar energy to 7% of the total by 2010 and 15% by 2030.