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    Friday, May 01, 2020

    Biggest, Cheapest Solar Plant In The World

    Abu Dhabi Lays Claim To World’s Cheapest Solar Power, After Revealing Bids For 2GW Mega-Plant

    Dominic Dudley, April 28, 2020 (Forbes)

    “Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) says it has secured the world’s lowest tariff for a solar power plant…[The utility has received a bid of just 1.35 U.S. cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the] planned 2GW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Al Dhafra region…[To be one of the largest solar PV plants in the world when completed by mid-2022, it will join Abu Dhabi’s] 1.2GW Noor Abu Dhabi project which started commercial operations in April 2019…

    …[T]he Al Dhafra solar plant will produce enough power for approximately 160,000 households…[and] reduce the emirate’s carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1.6 million metric tons a year, equivalent to removing around 470,000 cars from the road…[Of 24 groups being qualified to bid, five submitted bids and the] winning offer was submitted by a consortium of France's EDF and China's Jinko Solar…According to BloombergNEF, solar PV and onshore wind are now the cheapest sources of electricity generation for at least two-thirds of the world’s population…” click here for more

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