Week in Middle East: Yellow Door Launches Massive Solar Carport In Dubai, Dubai Will Increase Share Of RE Energy To 25% By 2030, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Reimagined for 2021 to Help Set Agenda for Green Recovery From Covid-19 and more


Yellow Door Energy Launches Massive Solar Carport And Rooftop Solar Plant For Al Nabooda Automobiles In Dubai


Yellow Door Energy, a UAE-based sustainable energy provider for businesses, has successfully commissioned a 3.1 megawatt-peak (MWp) solar carport and rooftop solar plant for Al Nabooda Automobiles L.L.C. Located in Dubai Industrial City, the solar carport and rooftop solar plant are expected to generate 4,620 megawatt-hours (MWh) of clean energy in the first year of operation, equivalent to reducing 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. The solar carport covers 747 parking spaces, making it one of the largest solar carports in the UAE. Together, the solar carport and rooftop solar plant comprises of more than 11,000 solar panels and span an area of 35,000 square meters. They will meet 90% of the facility’s energy consumption needs and help Al Nabooda Automobiles significantly reduce electricity costs.


Dubai Will Increase Share Of RE Energy To 25% By 2030


Dubai is on track in implementing its vision to drive economic growth through reliable, clean, efficient and secure energy supply and usage, officials said to one media outlet. Wam news agency report said that “The vision’s implementation was discussed by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) during an online webinar on energy sustainability in the emirate. “The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 will decisively decarbonise the energy mix, reduce the use of fossil fuels in the energy sector by more than 30 per cent compared to the business as usual, BAU, scenario. The strategy will also increase the share of renewable energy to 25 per cent by 2030, and to 75 per cent by 2050. The Council collaborates with major partners in the public and private sector. It also relies on an established governance model to update saving target and monitor progress, to meet Dubai’s ambition in diversifying its energy resources,” said Faisal Ali Rashid, Senior Director of Demand Side Management at Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

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Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Reimagined for 2021 to Help Set Agenda for Green Recovery From Covid-19

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the global platform for accelerating sustainable development, hosted by Masdar, will be held from 18 to 21 January 2021 and reimagined virtually. Ensuring the safety of all participants, ADSW 2021 and related high-level events during the week are set to take place virtually. In addition, partners including its host Masdar will collaborate on all events, including the ADSW Summit. The full physical program of ADSW is postponed to 2022. The ADSW Summit hosted by Masdar will be held on January 19. Dedicated to ensuring a green recovery, the Summit will feature three sessions of speeches, presentations and panel debates, reaching a global audience across multiple time zones. Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is a global platform for accelerating the world’s sustainable development. The week brings together a unique fusion of policy makers, industry specialists, technology pioneers and the next generation of sustainability leaders. Through its initiatives and events, ADSW is a catalyst for sharing knowledge, implementing strategies and delivering solutions to drive human progress.
ADSW is committed to furthering our understanding of the major social, economic and environmental trends shaping the world’s sustainable development.

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DEWA Helps University Students Present Innovations And Inventions At Virtual WETEX and Dubai Solar Show 2020

DEWA organises this annually under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA. DEWA is organising WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show virtually this year from 26—28 October 2020. University teams can display their innovations and inventions in the Innovation Hall at the 3D virtual exhibition, which is the first-of-its-kind in the Middle East and North Africa. It will provide a new experience for exhibitors, participants, and visitors from around the world, and will allow companies to innovatively exhibit their products on virtual 3D platforms. It also allows holding meetings and participating in seminars and workshops based on the latest smart technologies.

Global Industrial Leaders Identify Cloud as The Single Most Important Solution to Surviving and Thriving in Today’s New Normal

Industrial organizations are opting for Cloud, Digital Twin, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation technologies to address the complexities of today’s challenging macro-economic environment, according to AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software. At a recent virtual press panel, hosted by the company and moderated by Craig Resnick, Vice President, Consulting, ARC Advisory Group, industry leaders exchanged views on how industrial organizations are innovating using technology to maintain business continuity and drive better supply chain and production planning. This is turning challenges into opportunities to increase productivity and profitability, especially when it comes to improving supply chain inefficiencies and driving sustainability initiatives. The panel, which comprised senior representatives from three leading energy sector organizations – The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Wood PLC and DCP Midstream participating alongside Craig Hayman, CEO of AVEVA – emphasized how technology is playing a vital role in achieving real-time optimization and improving decision making, digitally enabling business operations, supported by an often remote workforce to drive substantial cost reductions.

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