Abu Dhabi-based Enviromena Power Systems has completed a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installation for Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in a record-breaking four months.
“We set out to quickly complete the DWTC solar project, which was challenging given the site is one of the top destinations for conferences and events hosted in the UAE,” said Sami Khoreibi, chief executive of Enviromena.
He added: “Getting approvals from both Dubai Municipality and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has shortened with the growing popularity of projects such as this installation. We are excited to have reached a record installation time with the DWTC project.”
Power generated from the rooftop installation will help save 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide each year, the equivalent to taking 172 cars off the road.
“The adaptation of commercial and industrial scale solar power in the UAE is growing as more companies see the benefits – not only environmentally, but also in terms of savings,” said Ayham Mkalalati, director of business development at Enviromena. “The rooftop solar installation at DWTC is expected to have a five-year payback period.”
The 1 megawatt system, located above DWTC’s Sheikh Rashid Hall, includes more than 3,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels covering 6,600 square meters of rooftop space. Enviromena began construction in mid-November with the project coming online four months later.