Dubai Ruler wants solar panels on every roof by 2030
29 November, 2015
Dubai will invest billions of dollars in clean energy as part of a strategy that could see solar panels on the roofs of all buildings in the city by 2030. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday launched the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to make the emirate a global centre of green energy and economy. While inaugurating the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, he revealed plans for a new free zone called the Dubai Green Zone. The zone would be aimed at attracting research and development centres and emerging companies in clean energy. The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy aims to provide seven per cent of Dubai’s energy from clean energy sources by 2020. It will increase this target to 25 per cent by 2030 and 75 per cent by 2050.