A brand new solar facility in Dubai will be the first of its kind for the city. The plant will use solar power to produce hydrogen fuel as part of Dubai’s plan to become a clean transportation hub in the future. The facility will be located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and Siemens will be working with the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority on the project.
“Expo 2020 Dubai will be a celebration of creativity and innovation, providing a platform for new sustainable technologies like this to be presented to a global audience of millions, and help us move towards a cleaner, greener future,” said Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General.
This is the first time that solar energy will be used in Dubai to produce hydrogen fuel, and the fuel produced will be used to power vehicles in an industrial capacity, aiding in the elimination of fossil fuels.