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China Unveils World’s Largest Solar Plant in UAE Ahead of Climate Summit

The Al Dhafra Solar Plant in the UAE. Image: AFP

The United Arab Emirates inaugurated a massive Chinese-built solar power facility just ahead of the COP28 climate summit kicking off in Dubai this week.

The two-gigawatt Al Dhafra Solar Photovoltaic Project is the world’s largest single-site solar plant. It contains 4 million solar panels, covering 20 square kilometers. It can power 200,000 households. It will reduce the UAE’s carbon output by the equivalent of half a million cars and increase its proportion of clean energy to 13%.

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