Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is a solar park spread over a total area of 77 km2 in Saih Al-Dahal, about 50 kilometers south of the city of Dubai. The plant was implemented by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). The first phase of the project was commissioned on 22 October 2013. The solar park was announced by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in January 2012.
The first phase of the park was a 13 MWp solar farm (DEWA 13) constructed by First Solar. It was commissioned on 22 October 2013. It uses 152,880 FS-385 black CdTe modules and generates about 28 GWh per year which corresponds to a capacity factor of 24.6%.
The 262.44 metre high tower stands at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, the largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the world.
The CSP project is part of the 4th phase of the solar park. The 950MW 4th phase is based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model with investments totalling AED 15.78 billion ($4.3 billion).
The fourth phase of the solar park combines CSP and photovoltaic technology and is rated for 950MW. It will use 700MW of CSP, 600MW from a parabolic basin complex, 100MW from the solar power tower and 250MW from photovoltaic solar panels.
On its completion, the project will have the largest thermal storage capacity in the world of 15 hours, allowing for energy availability around the clock. The fourth phase will provide clean energy for 320,000 residences, will reduce 1.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year and covers 44 square kilometres. The projects recently completed fourth phase solar power tower is the tallest in the world.
According to en.wikipedia & esi-africa.com