July 16 (Renewables Now) - Dubai Airports Company announced Monday it completed the installation of a 5-MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Terminal 2 of the Dubai International Airport.
The airport operator partnered with Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) to carry out the installation of 15,000 solar panels on the rooftop of the terminal. The system will generate 7,483,500 kWh each year, shaving AED 3.3 million (USD 898,376/ EUR 800,713) of the power bill. Etihad ESCO will maintain the installation for Dubai Airports for seven years after completion.
The project is part of the Shams Dubai initiative launched by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), a Dubai-based government-owned utility company. The Shams programme promotes the city-wide installation of solar rooftop systems under the net-metering scheme.
(AED 1.0 = USD 0.27/EUR 0.24)