According to a recent report published by the Energy Institute Statistical Review of World Energy, the UAE ranks amongst the world leaders in solar energy use.
With three of the planet’s largest solar sites, the UAE is the 6th highest per capita consumer of solar energy in the world, behind only Australia, The Netherlands, Japan, Israel and Chile.
The report disclosed that the country has developed solar mega projects, including Shams, Noor Abu Dhabi and Al Dhafra in Abu Dhabi, as well as the largest single-site project in the world at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.
Further, Masdar, the country’s leading renewable energy firm has played a key role in these projects by collaborating with key government and private sector partners to further increase solar capacity. It has helped the UAE in becoming a clean energy global powerhouse, demonstrating and accelerating the UAE leadership’s pioneering vision and commitment to a just and orderly clean energy transition.
It may be noted that the UAE will host COP28 at Expo City Dubai from 30th November to 12th December. COP28 will convene over 70,000 participants that will witness participants like heads of state, government officials, international industry leaders, private sector representatives, academics, experts, youth, and non-state actors, for the world’s leading climate conference.