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26 - 29 November 2017
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Why Solar?

In 2015, the company began working its way toward its environmental challenge 2050 which aims to reduce emissions from its vehicles by 90 per cent.

Source: The National

A joint venture of Saudi Arabia’s Acwa, already deeply involved in solar and coal projects with Dubai's Dewa and across the region, and China’s Shanghai Electric, will build the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, as the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP), sometimes called solar thermal plant.

Source: The National

The implementation of the largest CSP plant in the world demonstrates the UAE leadership's commitment to the production of clean and renewable energy, and entrenches our place among the most advanced countries in this industry.

Source: The National

Individuals and Institutions have already joined the sustainability initiative, which has led to the installation of PV panels on 435 buildings in Dubai, with a total capacity of 15.6MW. The initiative aims to cover all buildings in the emirate by 2030.

Source: ME Construction News

The I-RECs, which were issued by the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon), are equivalent to 25,000 megawatt hours of annual net electricity supplied to the grid from the 13MW power plant.

Source: Gulf News

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.

Source: REMI Network

$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.

Source: The National

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.

Source: The National

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. 

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