It's almost a contradiction in terms: Dubai [investing in] solar power? You'd think in the US, the only saving grace is from coal and "drill-baby-drill." We're as isolated from the rest of the planet as the hapless voters in Brexit, told as a sad story from oligarchs only interested in making money the same way they always have to low-information voters they happily manipulate to their own ends. There are twice as many solar jobs than coal, but the crowd that holds on to Halcyon memories of mining's dominance don't want to hear they may have to retrain to retain their middle class status. When the people, countries and culture primarily responsible for fossil fuels are looking in another direction, it's time the rest of us all started paying attention. Apparently, we (in the US) cannot "walk and chew gum."
They like to do things big in Dubai, including a newly-approved concentrated solar power project that will generate 1,000 megawatts of power by 2020—and a whopping 5,000 megawatts by 2030.
The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) has announced the launch of the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) project. Located on a single site within the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the plant will consist of five facilities. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed either in late 2020 or 2021, at which time it’s expected to generate 1,000 MW of power. By 2030, this plant could be churning out five times that amount—enough to raise the emirate’s total power output by 25 percent. 
The share of global electricity generated by solar photovoltaics (PV) could increase from 2 per cent today to as much as 13 per cent by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Released yesterday at InterSolar Europe, Letting in the Light: How Solar Photovoltaics Will Revolutionise the Electricity System finds the solar industry is poised for massive expansion, driven primarily by cost reductions. It estimates that solar PV capacity could reach between 1,760 and 2,500 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, up from 227 GW today. 
1. Dubai Is Building the World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant
George Dvorsky, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
2. SOLAR ENERGY COULD MEET UP TO 13 PER CENT OF GLOBAL POWER NEEDS BY 2030: IRENA, United Arab Emirate - Interact