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Dubai Launches World’s Largest Solar-Powered Data Center

The 16,000 square meter facility is located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and has a 100+ megawatt capacity.

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It’s no secret that cloud-based services require massive data centers and lots of electricity to function. As the world edges towards a zero-carbon, sustainable future, those data centers will need to transition to fully renewable energy sources.

As an ideal location for large-scale solar generation, the UAE has taken decisive action, with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inaugurating a new green data center — Moro Hub — through the digital arm, Digital DEWA.

The new facility is located at the massive Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, recognized as the largest single-site solar park in the world. The new data center will also make the record books as the largest solar-powered facility of its type.

“The new data center 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,” says Saeed Al Tayer, managing director, and chief executive of DEWA.

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Arranged over 16,000 square meters and using over 100 megawatts of power, the data center will provide cloud and hosting services, cybersecurity, smart city technology, and more. Dell, Microsoft, and Huawei are among the global leaders providing the technology for the zero-carbon Moro Hub.

“The project is a bright sign in Dubai’s journey towards a sustainable future that takes into account environmental needs,” explained Hamad Al Mansoori, director general of Digital Dubai.

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Initial Trials Of Dubai’s Driverless Evocargo Trucks Completed

Testing was announced on July 17, and the completion is a major milestone towards upgrading the region’s logistics infrastructure.

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A Dubai-based company has completed the initial trials for the UAE’s first driverless trucks. The groundbreaking achievement by Evocargo, partnering with Dubai South, took place at Dubai South Logistics District, and marked a significant step towards incorporating autonomous technologies into the region’s wider logistics infrastructure.

Announced on Wednesday, July 17th, the trials featured the Evocargo N1 unmanned electric truck navigating a predetermined route within a controlled setting. The test involved interactions with common road obstacles such as cars, trucks, and pedestrians, aiming to evaluate the vehicle’s hardware and software reliability, accident prevention systems, and overall readiness for public road use.

Officials were keen to highlight that this accomplishment aligns with the UAE’s ambitious strategy to position itself as a global leader in innovation and technology adoption. The country aims to have 25% of all transportation in Dubai autonomous by 2030, underscoring its commitment to revolutionizing the logistics sector using advanced technologies.

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District at Dubai South, emphasized the importance of the collaboration with Evocargo in enhancing the region’s logistics capabilities. He noted that autonomous vehicles are set to increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and establish a sustainable logistics infrastructure that will benefit both Dubai and the wider UAE.

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Ahmed Al-Ansi, CEO of Evocargo Autonomous Logistic Services, also expressed optimism that the trials will draw new customers and investments across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The partnership aims to lead in innovative tech solutions, further establishing the UAE as a pioneer in autonomous transportation.

The successful completion of the trials marks a crucial step towards realizing the UAE’s vision for a technologically advanced and sustainable future in which autonomous vehicles are expected to play a pivotal role in global logistics.

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