The newly constructed facility, which was built by Dewa's Moro Hub, occupies over 16,000 square meters and has a capacity exceeding 100 megawatts.
The largest single-site solar park in the world, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, is now home to the world's largest solar-powered data centre. Developed by Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital Dewa, the complex is recognised as the largest solar-powered data centre by Guinness World Records. The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, according to a statement from the Dubai Government Media Office.
The data centre aims to provide a range of services in areas such as digital transformation, cloud computing, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, data hosting, smart cities, Internet of Things, and Moro services supported by ChatGPT technology. The centre is an "exceptional model" for combining digital with energy technology, said Saeed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of Dewa.
This data centre is aligned with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050 to generate 100% of its energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. "The new data centre reflects our commitment to support the development of a sustainable economy and our efforts to transform Dubai into a global green economy hub. Moro Hub has always been a front-runner in promoting digital transformation and sustainability, as well as enhancing its integrated solutions to help organizations and companies reach net-zero carbon emissions," added Mr Al Tayer.
The adoption of the latest technology and implementation of digital transformation strategies in the region is being spearheaded by the UAE.
As per the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy's report, the Emirates' digital economy is expected to surpass $140 billion in 2031, a significant increase from its current value of nearly $38 billion.
The new green data center incorporates solutions from leading global companies such as Microsoft, Huawei, and Dell Technologies. Moro Hub's major technology partners and clients include Emirates NBD, VMWare, Dubai Islamic Bank, and Digital Dubai Authority. This data center, which occupies over 16,000 square meters and has a capacity exceeding 100 megawatts, runs entirely on renewable energy.
Hamad Al Mansoori, Director General of Digital Dubai, referred to the project as a positive development in Dubai's journey towards a sustainable future that considers environmental requirements.
He further stated that Digital Dubai is in support of this approach, as it aligns with their leadership in the emirate's digital transformation process. Dubai has emerged as a global model for adopting innovative ideas and projects that contribute to a brighter future for humanity.