DEWA to instal solar carports at its headquarters and at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment building.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched a new project, as part of the Shams Dubai initiative, to instal solar carports, at DEWA’s headquarters, and at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment building.
This is part of DEWA’s efforts to increase reliance on clean energy, and support Dubai’s smart transformation, in line with its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility.
DEWA is currently working on this project, which aims to generate electricity, using photovoltaic (PV) panels, connected to DEWA’s network, in the parking lots at the two sites, with a total of 902 parking spaces.
The DEWA parking lot will have a capacity of 1,780 kilowatts (KW), and 220KW in the Ministry building, with a total of approximately 2,000KW in both locations, generating a total of 2,750 MWp, equivalent to reducing about 1,500 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
“The Solar Carports project, in DEWA’s headquarters and at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, is part of our efforts to encourage the public to benefit from Shams Dubai.
This supports the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smart and happiest city in the world, and achieve the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy by providing 7% of its total energy from clean energy sources by 2020, 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050. More info
By Staff emirates247.com