DEWA’s R&D Center registers patent for its robotic carrier

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Research and Development (R&D) Center has registered its sixth patent for a user-friendly robotic carrier to transport solar photovoltaic panels easily and lift them smoothly from any surface.

The carrier can also transport glass panels or sensitive materials that require close care. It is self-balancing and has a 90-degree wheel locking hinge mechanism that allows the wheel to move along the transported product, thus minimizing human interference.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, expressed pride in this new achievement, which adds to DEWA’s track record of success. Mr. Al Tayer stressed that the patents registered by the R&D Center highlight the importance of its role in developing the talents and capabilities of Emirati researchers and enriching the scientific community in Dubai, the UAE and the world.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Chairman – WGES

“This makes the R&D Centre a global platform for launching promising technologies. The center promotes DEWA’s leading position at the forefront of utilities worldwide and supports its vision to become a globally leading sustainable, innovative corporation.”

Mr. Waleed bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, said that new patents are underway, adding that since its launch, the center has published 103 research papers in international scientific conferences and international peer-reviewed journals.

Through the “Al Baheth” program, the center develops capabilities and attracts Emirati graduates to become part of its team. The ‘Tatweer Collaboration Program’ promotes the culture of R&D among DEWA’s employees. It also supports Emirati capabilities and creates a sustainable approach for R&D projects at DEWA.