The largest rooftop solar system in the Middle East will be in Dubai
DP World, one of the leading port operators, has ordered a full coverage of solar panels for its office and storage facilities in Dubai, claiming it will be the largest rooftop solar installation in the Middle East.
The capacity of the power plant, consisting of 88 thousand solar panels in the free trade zone of Jebel Ali and the port of Mina Rashid, will be enough to supply 3,000 families with electricity starting next year. As DP World reported this week, the solar plant will prevent air emissions 22 thousand tons of carbon per year, which is equivalent to reducing the number of cars on the roads by 4500.
The panels will provide 40% of the total energy consumption of Jebel Ali, one of the largest special economic zones of the world. The contract for the installation of panels is concluded with Green Energy Tomorrow, a division of the Phanes Group, which specializes in roofed solar panels.
DP World says it wants to help Dubai reach its goal of reducing electricity consumption by 30% by 2030.
Dubai can be just the beginning. DP World sees “significant prospects” for applying the experience gained in the implementation of this project in its 77 sea and river terminals around the world.
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“We strive to ensure that everything we do has a long-term positive impact on the economy and society,” said Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World Group. “By promoting the promotion of renewable energy, we are helping to achieve a carbon-neutral future for the UAE.”