Dubai is Set to Break A New World Record this Weekend

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 17 February 2021 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
Dubai is Set to Break A New World Record this Weekend
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The Dubai International Baja is set to break a new record this weekend as the first FIA World Cup cross-country event to be run on solar power.

The event will take place at DEWA’s Innovation Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, from 18th to 20th  February.

“DEWA supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 that aims to diversify the energy mix and provide 75% of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.


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Winners of the first three editions of the event, UAE-based South Africans Aaron Mare and Mark Ackerman, along with Emirati Mohammed Al Balooshi, will be among the contenders again in the opening round this year.

When completed, it will save over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

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