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Abu Dhabi will be hosting the world's largest single-site solar plant. About 24 international and local companies have signed up for bidding to build the plant.

The project will cover an expanse of 20 square kilometres. It's plan is about twice the size of the present largest solar project at Al Dhafra.

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The United Arab Emirates will be having a 2,000 MW solar photovoltaic power project in the heart of its capital city. Emirates Water and Electric Company (EWEC) is awaiting architectural proposals and plan layouts from the 24 companies by the fourth quarter of 2019 to proceed in the functions.

As per the agreement by EWEC, the successful bidder will hold a 40 per cent stake in the project and the rest will be distributed among the local suppliers and partners.

The plant is expected to start commercial operations by 2022 and will bring about a hike in Abu Dhabi's solar power capacity to about 3,200 MW.

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Abu Dhabi has been trying hard to focus on using renewable resources for years. The country aims at generating 7 per cent of its energy from solar power and the current plan will help them rely more on renewable resources by 2022.

Masdar, the government-funded green energy firm, is helping the country achieve its aim by adding many projects related to renewable energy and power plants. Al Dhafra already hosts the biggest operational power plant named Noor Abu Dhabi, the newer plan is just a boot to produce more energy.