Solar Carports A New Project By DEWA
October, 13th 2017
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have planned to have the carports in two locations; one will be at the Dewa headquarters near Wafi Mall and the second at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
“We aim to spread the experience to a large number of private and public buildings in Dubai, supporting national efforts to reduce carbon footprint and increase the use of solar energy in the environment-friendly energy mix in Dubai,” said Waleed Salman, Dewa’s executive vice president of business development.
The two projects will generate nearly 2,000 kilowatts, or the equivalent of removing 300 cars from the road.
“Through the project, we intend to enhance the happiness of our stakeholders and provide comfort, to fulfill our mission, in line with our core values, as well as promote the initiative among all stakeholders, both institutions and individuals, in the public and private sectors,” said Saeed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of Dewa.
The scheme is part of an initiative launched in 2015 called Shams Dubai, to add solar power to buildings throughout the emirate. Mr Al Tayer said that the utility had completed linking its network with 450 residential and commercial buildings through Shams Dubai, producing 17.7 megawatts of solar energy.
Clean energy will make up 7 percent of the emirate’s total energy generated by 2020, 25 percent by 2030 and 75 percent by 2050 according to the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.
Mr Al Tayer added: This will happen by providing practical examples of green and sustainable buildings, to spread a culture of sustainability, reduce energy consumption, and dependence on traditional energy sources, and help Dubai’s government organisations achieve the goal set by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to reduce by 20 percent the energy consumption in all government buildings by 2020.”