Dubai airports and Etihad Energy Services Company have successfully installed solar energy system at the Dubai International’s Terminal 2. It has 15,000 photovoltaic panels, the five MWp and the solar project is expected to generate 7,483, 500 kWh energy annually for the Dubai airports and will help in saving AED3.3 millions.
The load in Terminal 2 will be reduced by approximately 29 per cent along with slashing of annual CO2 emission by 3,243 metric tonnes.
Etihad Energy Services Company is a leading energy service company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA).
Shams Dubai, DEWA’s aims to promote the use of clean renewable energy sources and this project is a part of it.
Solar panels will be installed on the rooftops to generate electricity from solar power and connect it to DEWA’s grid to transfer surplus generation.
For a period of seven years from completion, Etihad ESCO will be providing maintenance service for the Dubai Airports.
Michael Ibbitson, executive vice president, infrastructure and technology, Dubai Airports said that Dubai Airports has undertaken a variety of green initiatives over the past several years to limit our carbon footprint and support Dubai’s goal for a 30 per cent reduction in the city’s energy consumption by 2030.
It used the energy efficient fittings, optimization of cooling systems and the installation of energy efficient LED bulbs among others.
These will limit the carbon footprint along with cutting costs and support the long-term vision vision for a carbon neutral future which will be in line with the aviation industry’s target.