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Canadian firm wins supply deal for Dubai's giant solar park

Canadian Solar is picked to supply modules for first phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Canadian firm wins supply deal for Dubai's giant solar park

Canadian Solar Inc, one of the world's largest solar power companies, has announced it has been selected as the sole module supplier to provide 268MW of double-glass Dymond modules for the first phase of the 800MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.

When completed in 2020, the three-phase project will be one of the world's largest single-location solar parks.

A statement said the first phase of the DEWA project will use more than 800,000 double-glass modules upon its completion.

The production and delivery of the modules started this month, Canadian Solar said.

It added that as a pioneer in double-glass module manufacturing technology, Canadian Solar has delivered close to 1GW of double-glass modules worldwide since 2013.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is part of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, which seeks to secure a sustainable supply of energy through diversification in sources.

Dubai aims to reduce its reliance on imported natural gas and increase solar energy to 7 percent of the total by 2010 and 15 percent by 2030.

Dr Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar, said: "I am confident that Canadian Solar's Dymond modules will perform well in the project's hot desert climate. As Dubai diversifies its energy portfolio, our partnership will serve as an excellent example for future utility-scale solar projects in the region, and we are eager to contribute further to the energy market growth in the Middle East."

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