As per the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center ‘Tadweer’ statement, The second phase of the solar power plant (PV) at the construction and demolition waste recycling facility in the Al Dhafra region is operational.
With the completion of the second phase, Tadweer, in coordination with the investor of the Al Dhafra C&D Waste Recycling Facility, has significantly increased the facility’s solar energy utilization by increasing solar plant capacity to 600KW/hour, up by 350KW/hour.
In addition, to increase the facility’s operational efficiency, the increased capacity will help lower its carbon footprint by avoiding more than 1,300 tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to planting 4,133 trees, and saving 480,000 liters of diesel on a monthly basis, Tadweer explained. This will significantly contribute to protecting the UAE’s environment and cutting harmful emissions.
The facility is billed as the first of its kind in the world to be 90percent PV solar powered and is said to be aligned with the emirate’s plans to reduce climate transformation including the United Arab Emirate’s Green Agenda Programs 2015 to 2030 and the National Climate Change Plan of the UAE 2017 to 2050.
Tadweer said that it installed 1,656 solar panels at an area covering 11,000sqm, with a capacity to generate a total 600KW, equivalent to producing 878,000KW energy from diesel, saving a yearly diesel consumption of up to 480,000 liters. This will help stop an average of 1,300 tons of carbon emission per annum, the company said.
As per the statement, as part of its continued efforts to promote sustainable energy at its several facilities, Tadweer has adopted a strategy to rise the use of clean energy sources at its present and future projects and has outlined ambitious plans to achieve its sustainable objectives.