United Arab Emirates-based cable manufacturer Ducab Group recently inaugurated a 2 MWp solar installation at its headquarters in Dubai.
They held a ceremony in Jebel Ali which was led by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
Ducab developed the installation together with Etihad Energy Service Company. The project includes a rooftop array and ground mounted panels, which jointly generate 3.5 GWh of power yearly which can supply energy to 500 households. It will also save about 660 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year.
The electricity produced from the solar project will cover the needs of Ducab’s PVC plant on site.
This project is part of Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims at supplying 75% of the city’s power output from clean energy sources by 2050.
In June,HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that the share of clean energy in Dubai’s energy mix has increased to around 9%. This exceeds the target set in the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aimed to provide 7% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy sources by 2020 and 75% by 2050.
Al Tayer said that DEWA’s total installed capacity is 11,700MW of electricity. This includes 1,013MW from photovoltaic solar panels at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar park in the world. He also noted that the total capacity of the projects under construction at the solar park is 1,850MW from photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), with future phases to reach 5,000MW by 2030.