Rooftop Solar Power To Be Mandatory In Dubai By 2030
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The political leader of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, recently announced the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which includes a number of renewable energy targets. Perhaps most notable is that all rooftops in the city will have solar panels by 2030. Some might say, however, it’s the goal of solar generating 75% of the city’s energy by 2050 that is more remarkable. On the way to achieving this goal is the requirement that 25% is generated by solar by 2030.
Others might say the biggest story is the low-interest financing for clean energy that will be available because of a $27 billion investment to create the Dubai Green Fund. The size of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project has also been increased to 5,000 MW by 2030.
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