The world's largest single-site solar farm is now online
Based in the United Arab Emirates, the farm spans 22 miles.
As we edge ever closer to the COP28 environmental summit, the United Arab Emirates (who will be hosting the summit) has now activated what is now the largest single-site solar farm in the world. Al-Dhafra is able to produce 2-gigawatts of power, the farm is said to be able to power almost 200,000 homes and eliminate 2.4 million tonnes of carbon annually, all while the farm spans a massive 22 miles and features four million solar panels.
This farm means that the UAE's gigawatt output for solar power has increased to 3.2 GW. The country also intends to keep expanding this effort and eventually hit a target of 14 GW by 2030, with plans for more solar farms, including a 1.4 GW arm based near Abu Dhabi.
COP28 will see world leaders heading to the UAE between November 30 and December 12, all to continue discussing and making strives toward better environmental efforts around the world.