SirajPower has signed a deal with Emirates Group for installing a solar carport. This will be the largest and first solar carport for a sports facility in the region. The 2MWp carport will be built for Emirates Group-owned Sevens Stadium which is known for annual Emirates Dubai 7s and other entertainment and sporting events.
SirajPower is UAE’s solar energy provider which is a leading distributor in this area. During this collaboration, the company will design, install, finance, operate, and maintain the solar carport. The solar project will install 4,500 solar modules over 10,551 sq m of an area which will produce clean energy of 3.6 GWh every year. This will offset around 1,496 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.
Dubai’s world-class venue The Sevens Stadium will become the greenest sports arena in the region. The stadium with 15,000 parking spaces has 8 floodlit sports fields, 6 cricket ovals, and 4 netball courts. This facility can also host 7,000 to 10,000 people every week for community sports during winter.
Kaohsiung in Taiwan, also known as ‘World Games Stadium’ is the most sustainable venue in the world. Some other sustainable venues are the Mercedes Benz Arena, Atlanta, and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.
Laurent Longuet, CEO at SirajPower, said, “The increasing adoption rate of solar technologies in the UAE market is remarkable. SirajPower has proudly been at the forefront of this successful development through its strategic and continuous long-term partnerships with key players across diverse industries, striving for more meaningful ways to lower their environmental impact while reducing their energy costs. This is also effectively supporting Dewa’s clean energy target expected to account for 12% of Dubai’s overall production by the end of 2021.”
“The adoption of solar carports is trending in the market and SirajPower’s early strong belief in developing this solution has led us to become the leading operator in the region. We are delighted to see one of the UAE’s most prominent sports facilities anchoring sustainability in their operations and honored to have Emirates Group in our list of prestigious clients.”
Thomas Burwell, General Manager and Tournament Director at The Sevens Stadium, said, “We have always been conscious of the importance of conserving energy and positively impacting our environment. The sustainable development and operation of such a world-class facility support the UAE’s effort to promote a green economy and enhance green projects. As a Group, Emirates already incorporates sustainable practices in the business as it focuses efforts on three areas: reducing emissions, consuming responsibly, and preserving wildlife and habitats.”
“The Sevens Stadium, as the leading sports facility in the region is looking at all of our practices on-site and at the tournament as we drive to have a more positive impact on our environment. With upwards of 10,000 users of the facility per week including a large number of school children, using sport to educate the next generation on sustainability and impact on the planet is an opportunity we are pleased to take,” he added.
Other solar carports by SirajPower in UAE are Al Khail Heights (largest solar carport for residential), Kent College Dubai, Majid Al Futtaim’s Tilal Al Ghaf, Midfield Terminal in Abu Dhabi, RSA Cold Chain, RSA Logistics, and the recent one Dewa HQ.