Polaris solar PV net news: June 30, Beijing time, according to Forbes magazine’s online edition reported, due to environmental causes, coal has been not to see, but at least it was considered to be one of the most affordable energy alternatives. Now, however, coal’s status has also been a challenge.
Dubai announced on June 27, the city will build a huge 800-megawatt solar power plant, its power will cost 2.99 cents per kilowatt hour, well below the price of coal-fired power plants.
It is reported that the Consortium, led by abuzhabimasidaer future energy company provides this super low price is the lowest global solar power plant, but the price does not benefit from any obvious benefits. Bloomberg reported that the price of a Saudi company 50% offers a full 18 months ago. The Saudi company’s quoted rate is a record low, but in the end it was eclipsed in the lower price.
The price of this less than 3 cents per kWh than Dubai is currently building a coal-fired power plant generating low cost one-third. As with solar power plant has just announced, the coal-fired power plant is expected to be opened in 2020.
At present, the declining solar prices are changing the power generation industry. For many countries, coal is usually the cheapest choice of construction of large power plants. Hydroelectric power station despite lower prices, but it is not everywhere will be able to build, especially in the flat, arid climate of Dubai. Coal industry often benefit from the subsidies, according to the International Monetary Fund said the biggest subsidy is pollution from the coal industry does not need to pay for health expenses. The coal industry does not pay a carbon tax, it is also the single biggest culprit of the global surge in carbon emissions.
If coal lose cost advantages, it will soon lose the single largest source of global energy production. In the global solar panel manufacturing industry, China’s manufacturers are in a dominant position, the company continued to make progress in photovoltaic efficiency. Very brutal competition in the Chinese market, so there is no reason to believe that Chinese manufacturers will slow the pace of innovation.
Dubai project based on conventional PV technologies; and if you are using a newer, more complex called “concentrated solar power” technology, the utility-scale projects seem to be cheaper. “Concentrated solar power” technology using giant mirrors to collect heat from the Sun and heat the water or molten salt, use of steam turbine power generation. This through the process of water drive steam turbines to produce electricity, power with traditional coal or nuclear power plants is very similar.
Photovoltaic panels convert sunlight directly into electricity. Projects in Dubai showed that photovoltaic panels there is still great potential to be tapped.
This project contains the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai solar Park (Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum SolarPark) phase III, and Dubai as the world’s “carbon footprint” of the lowest part of the city. Winning the generation facilities project is the Masdar future energy company-led consortium. Emirates Masdar company Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) Government-owned companies. Other partners include Spain Fotowatio Renewable Ventures of the company and Gransolar group. Power purchase agreements are expected to be signed in the fourth quarter of this year. The project is based on “independent power producer” (Independent Power Producer) model, so it will be built according to full commercialization projects.
Dubai aims to be the world’s lowest carbon emissions city goals are U.A.E. reduce our dependence on oil and gas economy a key part of the plan. Under the plan, by 2030, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar Park will have a total of 5000 megawatts of solar projects, the total investment of 50 billion Dirham (about 13.6 billion u.s. dollars). In early June, the solar parks a concentrating solar power plant for the first phase of the project started, the solar power plant capacity is expected to reach 1000 megawatts.
Dubai’s massive development of clean energy, and the city did not and the adjacent city of Abu Dhabi as related to large-scale fossil fuel reserves. According to the clean energy strategy 2050 years in Dubai, by 2030, the proportion of clean energy will be 25% in Dubai, by 2050 up to 75%. New items appear, Dubai this ambitious goal is going very smoothly
Original title: solar thermal power plant to build the world’s cheapest in Dubai: low prices to outrageous