Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is one of the most promising and elegant ways of producing on-site electricity directly from the sun — silently, without environmental harm, pollution, or depletion of resources.
With BIPV technology, solar energy collection is integrated into the building envelope as part of the design. The PV modules serve a dual purpose: they replace conventional building envelope materials and they generate power. While this technology has been incorporated into the design of many new buildings in Europe, it is still an emerging practice here in Canada.
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$27 billion Dubai Green Fund, set to debut this year. Saeed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), said that the fund was created to make it easier for individuals to secure low-interest loans for green projects. That has now been expanded to allow companies to apply.
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The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world. The total capacity of the solar park will reach 5,000MW by 2030, with total investments of Dh50 billion. By the time the solar park is completed, it should help reduce over 6.5 million tonnes per year of carbon emissions.
"The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park supports the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global centre of clean energy, green economy and sustainable development. It is also part of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to increase the share of clean energy in Dubai, with a total power output to 7% by 2020, 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy and the President of the EEA.
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Solar Power has become a desirable option for meeting energy needs in both private and commercial sectors. Quickly making its way onto traditional power grids and with the growth of sustainable construction on the horizon, more people are looking to source their energy from solar power.