Huge residential complex in Dubai goes solar

The Sustainable City in Dubai. Photo by: Diamond Developers (www.thesustainablecity.ae).

Aug 15 (Renewables Now) - The first stage of a 10-MW photovoltaic (PV) array has kicked off operations at a large property development in Dubai, equipment supplier Trina Solar Ltd said on Sunday.

The project, called Sustainable City in Dubai, represents a residential area with 500 villas, a 170-room hotel, mosque, school, swimming pool and other amenities, all of which are equipped with solar panels. Parking areas, as well, are topped by solar shading featuring solar panels.

Comprising up to 40,000 of Trina Solar’s Duomax panels, the photovoltaic (PV) installation is seen to generate about 16 GWh of electricity per year, seen to mitigate 8,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The first phase of the scheme involved the installation of 24,170 panels, while 15,000 more modules will be added during the second stage.

The Dubai Sustainable City was constructed by Dubai-based firm Diamond Developers. Spread on an area of five million sq ft (464,500 sq metres), the complex is expected to have a population of about 2,000 people.

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