The World’s tallest concentrated solar power tower (CSP) will be called Asharq Al-Awsat Ar and will be 262.44 meters tall. This tower is part of the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. 60 percent of the molten lava CSP has been finished in one and a half years despite the issues caused by the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19.
The fourth phase of this project has a capacity of 950 MW. This phase will contain both CSP and photovoltaic technology together. 700 MW will come from the CSP 600 MW of which comes from a parabolic basin complex, and the other 100 MW comes from the solar power tower. The remaining 250 MW will come from photovoltaic solar panels. the project will also have the largest thermal storage capacity in the world, allowing for energy availability after daylight.
The fourth phase of this project will also reduce annual carbon emission by 1.6 million tonnes. This phase alone can produce clean electricity for up to 320,000 residences in Dubai.
These solar projects are part of the government’s goal to provide 75 percent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050.