Masdar’s work in developing, operating, and maintaining clean energy projects advances decarbonization by providing electricity from zero and low-carbon energy sources like solar and wind. Our installed and under-development projects around the world have the capacity to offset 30 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. Masdar is also supporting the decarbonization of hard-to-abate sectors like heavy industry, long-haul freight, shipping, and aviation through green hydrogen, aiming to be a leading producer of green hydrogen by 2030. Check out our global project portfolio.

Energy is vital for powering homes and businesses. Our clean energy projects are allowing children to study at night, hospitals to be run around-the-clock and economies to thrive. Having access to affordable and reliable electricity is a must for all. Masdar’s renewable energy projects light up countries and communities, while driving decarbonization. By harnessing the power of natural resources, such as wind and solar, they also increase energy independence – meaning nations are less reliant on importing fuel.

Globally, women often bear the brunt of sustainability challenges. Women and girls make up 80 percent of the people displaced by climate change. This challenge also presents opportunities. Women can use their knowledge, experience and innovative spirit to pioneer climate solutions. Through its strategic platform WiSER (Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy), Masdar has been championing women as leaders of sustainable change since 2015. The UAE’s pioneering global award, the Zayed Sustainability Prize, has also given awards to support innovations for and by women in sustainability.

Young people represent the future. To create a more sustainable world it is vital that they feel empowered to lead positive change. Masdar’s strategic initiative, Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S), uses a combination of virtual and real-life events to teach its members about sustainability and leadership skills. More than 41,000 participants, aged between 18 and 35, have engaged in Y4S’s activities since 2016. The Zayed Sustainability Prize also uplifts young people by rewarding and recognizing High school students who find innovative ways to help the planet and its people.

Masdar’s support for UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

As a global clean energy champion, we feel a responsibility to use our resources and innovative capabilities to contribute to the achievement of the UN SDGs.

Zero Hunger

The Zayed Sustainability Prize awards non-profit organizations, small and medium-sized enterprises and high schools part of a US$5.9 million prize each year for sustainable solutions across a range of categories, including food.

The 2022 winner in the Food category was S4S Technologies, an SME committed to empowering rural women and harnessing new technology to reduce food waste and improve income for farmers.

Good Health & Well Being

In 2023, the winner of the Health category was the Associação Expedicionários da Saúde (EDS), an NPO that provides specialized medical and surgical care for indigenous communities geographically isolated within the Amazon through its Mobile Hospital Complex.

Quality Education

Masdar provides donations and equipment to schools in areas where we have developed renewable projects, such as the ČIBUK 1 wind farm in Serbia. In the vicinity of the Cirata floating solar farm in Indonesia we have renovated several schools, providing a safe and modern environment for pupils to learn in.

Masdar projects providing continuous electricity to remote areas for the first time have enabled children to widen their educational opportunities. In Belize, for example, a solar-powered mini-grid is allowing children to access the Internet.

Gender Equality

Masdar’s outreach WiSER platform is dedicated to championing women as leaders of sustainable change. It is founded on the three core pillars of education, engagement and empowerment and strives to position women of all nationalities as drivers of innovation.

Women comprise 38% of the Masdar workforce, above the industry average. Masdar is proud that women accounted for 23.3% of employees in supervisory roles in 2022.

Affordable and Clean Energy

Masdar generated 15,629 GWh from clean energy sources in 2022. It has more than 20GW of total clean energy production capacity worldwide and has a global target of 100GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. Masdar is aiming to reach an annual capacity of 1 million tonnes of green hydrogen by 2030, which would reduce CO2 emissions by over 6 million tonnes.

Climate Action

Masdar’s projects have a direct and tangible impact in the fight against climate change around the world. Masdar’s operational projects abated more than 10 million tonnes of CO2 in 2022.

Partnerships for the goals

Masdar collaborates with intergovernmental organizations such as IRENA and multinational corporations like EDF and Siemens to advance the development and adoption of commercially viable solutions in renewable energy around the world.

Masdar hosts Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), one of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings. ADSW is a platform to share knowledge, attract investment and stimulate business partnerships that can help achieve SDGs.

Power to Change

Find out how Masdar is a source of hope, power, and change for people and communities around the world.

How Masdar’s solar plant brings hope to Barbuda’s Hurricane victims

Our new Power to Change film takes us to the Caribbean Island of Barbuda, where we meet communities on the front lines of rebuilding their lives in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Category 5 hurricane that destroyed 95 percent of the island on September 6, 2017.

Farmers in Senegal harvest benefits of Masdar wind farm

Farmers in Taiba N’Diaye, Senegal, are able to harvest crops during the dry season and sell produce at a revamped local market, thanks to Masdar.

How Masdar has backed Uzbekistan’s bold energy transition from the start

From the beginning, Masdar has been supporting Uzbekistan's bold energy transition.

Masdar provides funding to keep Swainson’s hawks in Antelope Valley

Solar power is a wonderful resource but it requires responsible development to protect indigenous species.