Wasl unveils one of largest on-grid solar projects in Dubai

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Wasl unveils one of largest on-grid solar projects in Dubai
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Wasl, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, has announced the successful completion of one of the largest on-grid solar projects in the emirate.

The groundbreaking project was undertaken in collaboration with Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO). The project is another notable example of Dubai’s efforts to promote sustainability across sectors, a commitment highlighted by its hosting of the UN climate conference, COP28.

Wasl’s new project saw more than 22,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels installed across 44 buildings and facilities of the company, improving the grid’s capacity by over 11 GWh annually.

The solar energy thus produced will also offset 4,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, consolidating Wasl’s commitment to sustainability. The carbon offsets thus achieved would have the same impact as taking 2,200 cars off the road or providing a year’s worth of energy for 900 Dubai homes.

According to the statement, the commemoration of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability by the UAE also reflects the priority it accords to sustainable solutions while pursuing its development goals.

Mr. Salem AlNuaimi, Acting Director of Asset Management Services and Solutions, Wasl, said that, “Wasl is committed to innovation across its business processes. This includes investing in the latest and most technologically advanced sustainable energy solutions that improve the lives of all residents across Wasl communities.”

“Our landmark achievement to develop one of the largest on-grid solar PV projects supports the UAE’s agenda to deliver clean energy without damaging the environment or affecting the residents’ experience. We will continue to work with our partners to help accelerate the development of clean energy projects to fulfill the UAE’s Net Zero goals and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050,” Mr. AlNuaimi added.

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