Clean energy is growing in Abu Dhabi
Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies have announced the completion of Abu Dhabi’s largest solar-powered car park.
Fun fact: – it saves up to 5,300 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
With the advancement in technology, the three-megawatt solar photovoltaic project is installed on the car shading at the short- term car park of the Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport, with 7,542 solar panels producing solar-powered electricity.
The energy generated by the grid-connected project will be used to power the car parking facility, with excess energy fed to other sections of the airport.
Shareef Al Hashmi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, commented: “The Midfield Terminal is designed to not only deliver a state-of-the-art smooth and seamless passenger experience but also safeguard the UAE’s beautiful natural heritage.
Throughout its development, we have integrated technology which enables sustainability, protects the environment, and creates a cleaner, greener, and more ecologically friendly building.”
“The delivery of this landmark project for the new Midfield Terminal highlights the commitment of Masdar and Abu Dhabi Airports to supporting the UAE’s Energy Strategy 2050 and its climate change mitigation goals, as well as demonstrating Masdar’s strength as a preferred partner in renewable energy project collaborations.
We look forward to leveraging our local and international experience to enable our partners to advance their clean energy goals through similar projects,” said Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar.
The UAE’s Energy Strategy 2050 aims to increase the percentage of clean energy in the country’s energy mix to 50 per cent.