A kindergarten in Al Twar, Dubai will be the first building in the UAE to have a façade made up of coloured solar panels.
Emirates Insolaire, a joint venture of Dubai Investments, designed and executed the project which involves 800 of its KromatixTM panels over 2,000 sqm building façade.
Installation of the panels – which come in green, blue, white, orange and red - means the kindergarten meets the criteria to be certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) building.
Khalid Bin Kalban, managing director and CEO of Dubai Investments, said: “Dubai Investments is committed to collaborate with Dubai Municipality to implement sustainable projects in Dubai.
“This is part of the company’s pledge to support the UAE Vision 2021 towards a sustainable future. The kindergarten is the first of many projects that Dubai Investments and Emirates Insolaire are working with Dubai Municipality.”
He added: “Through Emirates Insolaire, Dubai Investments expects to play a pivotal role in the solar sector growth in a big way across Dubai, the UAE and the region.”
Rafic Hanbali, managing partner of Emirates Insolaire, said: “KromatixTM constitutes the skin of the buildings where the children spend their learning days. Emirates Insolaire has so far completed six educational buildings across the world and others are on the way.”
Emirates Insolaire has completed installation of its solar PV modules in several locations across the world, including Lausanne, Basel, Leysin, Austria, Zurich, Copenhagen, Brazil and Germany.
The coloured panels can be adapted to any façade and roof of a house or building – commercial, residential or skyscraper.