UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) has partnered with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) to develop a water desalination plant at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, UAE.

The project includes the development of a solar reverse osmosis desalination plant with a capacity of 50 m3/day. The capacity generation relies on a hybrid energy system combining photovoltaic cells (100 kW) and power storage system (batteries) with a capacity of 520 kWh.

The cooperation aims to raise awareness on the importance of finding sustainable and effective solutions to serve the drought-stricken areas and to highlight the role of renewable energy in achieving sustainable development, said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, chairman of UAE Water Aid Foundation and MD & CEO of Dewa.