In pictures: Dubai ruler inaugurates second phase of solar park

Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum park includes 2.3m solar panels
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Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the 2nd phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Part at Seih Al Dahal, Dubai. (Image: Dubai Media Office)
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Dubai completed a solar plant big enough to power 50,000 homes as part of a plan to generate three-quarters of its energy from renewables by 2050. (Image: Dubai Media Office)
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The AED 1.5 billion solar plant generates 200 megawatts (MW) of electricity, enough to power 50,000 household, and reduces Dubai’s carbon emission by over 200,000 tones. (Image: Dubai Media Office)
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Dubai completed a solar plant big enough to power 50,000 homes as part of a plan to generate three-quarters of its energy from renewables by 2050. (Image: Dubai Media Office)
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DEWA CEO and MD Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer welcomed Sheikh Mohammed’s long-term vision for clean energy, which directly contributes to the efforts aiming to secure community happiness and welfare. (Image: Dubai Media Office)
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Sheikh Mohammed also toured the sideline exhibition that displays DEWA’s projects and initiatives in the field of clean energy since 2011. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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Phase 2 of MBR Solar Park will reduce Dubai’s carbon emission by over 200,000 tones annually. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the 2nd phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Part at Seih Al Dahal, Dubai. Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan accompanied Sheikh Mohammed. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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Dubai completed a solar plant big enough to power 50,000 homes as part of a plan to generate three-quarters of its energy from renewables by 2050. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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Visitors look at screens displaying images of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park on March 20, 2017, at the solar plant in Dubai. Dubai completed a solar plant big enough to power 50,000 homes as part of a plan to generate three-quarters of its energy from renewables by 2050. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)