Solar rooftop project on plan to power homes in Dubai

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One of the nation’s principal free zone operators, DP World, is heading the solar energy charge with proposals that could produce up to 40 megawatts of electricity.

Solar rooftop project on plan to power homes in Dubai

Solar rooftop project on plan to power homes in Dubai

As soon as achieved in 2016, the port operator’s  plan is established to be the largest solar rooftop project in the emirate that is giving energy back into electricity grid in Dubai.

The ports company averred it will install the solar panels on 19 rooftops in Jebel Ali free zone parking sheds and the surrounding parking areas and buildings.

In Mina Rashid, one warehouse and two cruise terminal rooftops will also be equipped.

It is approximated that amid 30MW and 40MW will be made, around one third of the power utilized by the ports facility or sufficient to power 30,000 homes for a year.

The power is as well roughly one tenth of that produced by the biggest solar plant in the world, the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility in California’s Mohave Desert.

It is a highlight in endorsing the balanced consumption of natural reserves and producing inventive solutions that alter customary energy sources

In May, the Dubai Electricity and Water Company (DEWA) commenced Shams Dubai, a proposal to normalize the generation of solar energy in buildings and their link to the grid.

Under the system, homeowners and businesses will be able to set up their own solar panels and then reintegrate the energy produced back into the grid to lessen their costs.

To secure a healthy sustainable community for upcoming generations, it is essential to acquire supply of energy use nowadays. Spreading energy mix with renewable resources such as solar power makes a lot of sense in the country where everyone can use it all year round.

Tender has already been released for DP World’s project and offers will be recognized in October, with a final agreement anticipated to be endorsed by the end of the month.

The mentioned project should be live before the second quarter of 2016.

On the other hand, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park intends to produce 2,600MW from renewable energy by 2030.

The declaration signs the beginning of Go Green, a maritime industry urge encompassing five of the world’s primary port operators.

Mohamed Dekkak

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