- Umm Al Quwain in the UAE plans to have a 200 MW PV power plant
- The emirate has signed an agreement with the UAE's Federal Electricity and Water Authority for the solar project
- The project will be located at Falaj Al Mu’alla
The second smallest and least populated emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Umm Al Quwain (UAQ) plans to set up a solar PV power project with 200 MW capacity. The government of UAQ signed an agreement with the UAE Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to this effect in the last week of December 2018.
Trade Arabia News Service reported that the 200 MW project will be located at Falaj Al Mu’alla and will provide clean energy to the northern emirate. No other details are available about the proposed project, which is expected to strengthen the UAQ’s clean energy sector whose economy majorly relies on fishing and tourism.
Umm Al Quwain is not big on the solar industry’s radar as yet compared to other prominent UAE members, such as Dubai that’s aiming for 75% clean energy share in the total energy mix by 2050. The UAE itself is working on its Energy Strategy 2050 to increase the share of clean energy in its energy mix to 50% by 2050.