Dubai Inaugurates the First Solar-Driven Green Hydrogen Plant

  • Publish date: Thursday، 20 May 2021
Dubai Inaugurates the First Solar-Driven Green Hydrogen Plant

A Green Hydrogen project opened in Dubai in line with the city’s plan to become one of the leading destinations in renewable energy.

The facility at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the first solar-driven green hydrogen producing facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The plant was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee.

With this plant, DEWA aims to demonstrate the production of green hydrogen from solar power, storage and re-electrification.

The UAE recently approved a system for hydrogen fuel-powered vehicles, which aims to develop the country's Green Hydrogen economy, and encourage an increase in environment-friendly vehicles.

The latest project also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050 as well as the Dubai Green Mobility 2030 initiative, which aims to stimulate the use of sustainable transport.

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