Dubai to green Jumeirah Lakes Towers district with 6.3 MW of solar carports
DMCC and Etihad ESCO sign an agreement for a 6.3MW solar parking shade project across 17 locations in Dubai. Photo by Government of Dubai. Source: https://mediaoffice.ae/
UAE's largest free-trade zone Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and a unit of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have agreed to deliver 6.3 MW of solar car shades across the Jumeirah Lakes Towers community to support its decarbonisation.
The solar panels will be installed across 17 locations in the district which is home to 60,000 people and 21,000 businesses. The locations to be included in the project represent the majority of car parking areas in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers district and among them are OneJLT, the DMCC Tea Centre, the DMCC Coffee Centre and the Jewellery and Gemplex building.
The solar carports are expected to produce more than 7,612 MWh annually, which will cause a significant reduction in DEWA tariffs for power consumers in the district.
The deal has a 20-year term and was signed between DMCC and DEWA's wholly-owned subsidiary Etihad ESCO. The signing ceremony took place at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2022 and was attended by DEWA's chief executive Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
The cooperation includes other projects that should boost energy and water efficiency in the district by 30%.
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