Solar Technologies FZE Plans To Build Middle East’s Largest Solar Panel Plant in Dubai

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Israel touts some of the world’s best solar technology advances (see our extensive solar energy company guide here), but its Middle East neighbor Dubai, says it is planning to set up the region’s largest solar energy manufacturing plant. They are expected to start producing by the last quarter in 2010, and will manufacture photovoltaic panels that can generate 130 megawatts of power annually.

The building plans call for a 1 million square foot plant, with solar panels to be produced as big as 5.7sqm. Similar plants will be built in China, Mexico and Bulgaria. The announcement was made during this week’s Green Dubai World Forum 2008.

According to the Khaleej Times, it will be the Middle East’s largest solar panel plant, and it will be located in Dubai’s Technopark. The intent to build the solar plant came with the announcement that that UAE intends to adopt green building legislation, the first of its kind in the world. Dubai hopes to become a sustainable building pioneer, and has started incorporating green building practices into new projects since the beginning of 2008.

Dilip Rahulan, the CEO of Solar Technologies said: “The energy from sunlight striking the Earth for 40 minutes is equivalent to the global energy consumption for a whole year. The mission of Solar Technologies is to accelerate the adoption of solar photo-voltaic by rapidly expanding manufacturing capacity and significantly reducing the cost of solar modules through innovations and manufacturing excellence.

“We intend to become one of the largest solar photo-voltaic module manufacturing units in the world over a period of time.”

For more Dubai on Green Prophet, see:
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For more solar powered stories on Green Prophet, see:
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::Khaleej Times

13 thoughts on “Solar Technologies FZE Plans To Build Middle East’s Largest Solar Panel Plant in Dubai

  1. Solar Training

    I'ts not surprising that solar panels in the Middle East are proliferate, because the weather there is hot. It's residents should start adopting this trend in order to save energy while taking advantage of their weather's condition.

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  2. Solar Training

    I'ts not surprising that solar panels in the Middle East are proliferate, because the weather there is hot. It's residents should start adopting this trend in order to save energy while taking advantage of their weather's condition.

    Reply
  3. Sam Hui

    To whom it might concern

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  4. Solar Panel Builder

    It is amazing how something like Solar Panels (which will be the norm in a few years) is still so expensive to build.

    Not many people know that for houses.. its not that expensive to build your own solar panels.. i have and my friends/family have too, we saved thousands!

    But nice to see big companies finally going this route!

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  5. Solar Panel

    Solar power especially in the Middle East proves that the next generation electrical networks will be powered by the sun. The huge desert areas could be the next gold mines of the century. Well done for Dubai!

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  6. Total Solar Energy

    wow. 1 million sq feet! that region is really gearing up for solar. countries like saudi are also flexing their muscles with some massive investments. let’s face it, with their finance and climate they can’t go wrong

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  7. Daniel Craig

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  8. Colin Waters

    It doesn’t surprise me that they would be doing this in Dubai. The city has really taken over as far as innovative designs and thinking. Denver, where I work, is looking at building solar energy plants every few square miles. It won’t get rid of the natural energy consumption, but at least something.

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