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ALEC Energy, UAE based Solar Energy company announced that it has won a contract to provide a solar photovoltaic solutions for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) new headquarter building ‘Al Shera’a, located in the Al Jaddaf area of Dubai.
DEWA had said that Al Shera’a would be the tallest, largest, and smartest government-owned Zero Energy building in the world when complete, consuming less energy than it generates.
In addition, the firm will provide fibre optic collectors, shaded structure PV, and solar trees, which collectively will generate 4.8MWp upon completion, helping to ensure the new headquarters will reach its net zero targets within under a decade.
ALEC Energy said in a statement that it would provide a multi-tiered solution which includes the delivery of 21,139 square metres (sqm) of building attached photovoltaic (BAPV) panels on the roof, 1,021 sqm of building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) panels for the façade and 1,923 sqm of podium fins as well as fibre optic collectors, shaded structure PV and solar trees.
“The most energy efficient solar cells currently available worldwide are used for this project. Accredited laboratories will conduct numerous sophisticated performance tests, quality controls and rigorous durability tests prior to the manufacturing of the the PV panels. This project and the integrated solar design truly push the boundaries of solar power further,” ALEC Energy’s general manager James Stewart said.
The statement said the solar power systems supplied by ALEC Energy would collectively generate 4.8 MWp upon completion and ensure that the new building will reach its net zero targets within under a decade.
Designed to Platinum LEED standards, Al Shera’a’ would have a built-up-area of more than two million square feet over 15 floors with the capacity to host more than 5,000 people at any given time, the statement said.