The building will be a platform to showcase the latest solar and renewable energy technologies and will enable DEWA to demonstrate its own achievements in renewable energy and sustainability, the state utility said in a statement.
The centre is planned to be completed by the first quarter of 2017.
Solar Park Dubai
It will also be open to solar energy manufacturers and developers as it will house a permanent convention centre for events and conferences, business meetings, training and meetings on subjects related to solar and renewable energy and other green initiatives.
“DEWA is committed to implementing the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to develop green technologies to achieve the sustainable development. This is a priority for DEWA’s strategy,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.
Last month, DEWA said it will start accepting expressions of interest for the third phase of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park at the end of September.
The tender for the project, an 800 megawatt power plant, will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company said.
Dubai’s strategic plans envision 7 percent of power generation from renewables by 2020 and 15 percent by 2030.
The 13 MW first phase became operational in October 2013, while the 200 MW second phase will be operational by 2017.
The full solar park scheme will have a capacity of 3,000 MW.