Digital Dubai Electricity and Water Authority commence building the largest solar data center in the Middle East and Africa.

DEWA with the help of Huawei have broken ground on the first phase of the largest solar-powered data center in the Middle East and Africa. The data center will be implemented by Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC), a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of DEWA at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The carbon-neutral green data center will use 100% renewable energy with a capacity exceeding 100 MW.

Working in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and aiming to make Dubai a global hub for green economy and sustainable development. This solar powered data center marks a significant step towards the goals of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050. These aim to provide 100% of energy from clean energy sources by 2050 alongside the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy, which aims to reduce electricity and water demand by 30% by 2030. This will only be done by developing innovative environment friendly solutions that reduce carbon emissions. The green data center that Moro Hub implements will enable global hyper-scalers to access carbon-free computing. It will also help organisations in their sustainability initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint.

“Data is quickly becoming the new engine for economic expansion and diversification. As more data center facilities are established in the future, this project serves as an exemplar of combining digital and power electronic technologies to create greener, low-carbon ICT infrastructure powered through renewable energy. We are committed to contributing towards carbon neutrality worldwide and very proud to be working with Moro Hub, in what is truly a landmark project for the region in this regard,” said Steven Yi President of HUAWEI EMEA.

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