World’s Huge Solar Project As ‘Noor Abu Dhabi’
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, took a helicopter tour over the 3.2 million solar panels that form the world’s largest single solar project Noor Abu Dhabi. Guterres toured the solar panels as Noor Abu Dhabi solar plant started its commercial operation for the first time on 30th June.
Having a production capacity of nearly 1,177 MW, Noor Abu Dhabi is going to diminish the UAE capital’s carbon dioxide emissions by 1 million metric tons per year, equal of cutting out 200,000 cars off the roads.
The AED 3.2 billion solar plant is a crucial part of the UAE’s Energy Strategy 2050, which intends to raise the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix from 25% to 50% by 2050 and diminish carbon footprint of power generation by 70%.
During the tour, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres stated that sometimes it’s as much chance as a necessity that is the mother of invention. Here in the UAE, it is astonishing to see inexhaustible on the rise. Scaling up renewables in all nations is not just an immediate need for dealing with global warming – it makes economic sense. In order to make that happen, much more climate finance needs to be flowing and the Climate Action Summit would be a chance to do that exactly.
António Guterres and over 1,000 political leaders, heads of state, high level dignitaries and climate action advocates are assembling under one roof to debate on climate change and renewable energy at the Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting, which kicked-off from 30th June and would continue till 1st July.
The event would act to post the agenda for the United Nations Climate Action Summit that would take place later this year.