Dubai: In a move to become eco-friendly, the Dubai International Airport, the busiest airport in the world, has installed 15,000 solar panels in Terminal 2. With this, carbon emission can be reduced to a great extent apart from saving Dh33 lakh annually in energy expenses.
The project is announced by Dubai Airports and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), a leading energy service company under the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa).
The solar project has a capacity of 5 mw and is capable of producing 7,483,500 kWh per year. With this, the power consumption in Terminal 2 can be reduced upto 29 percent. Also carbon emission can be reduced upto 3243 metric ton annually.
The solar panels were installed as part of the Shams Dubai initiative of DEWA for producing energy from renewable energy sources. Etihad ESCO will be responsible for the maintenance works of the panels for the next 7 years once the project is complete.
Dubai Airports Infrastructure and Technology Authorities said Dubai Airport has already implemented a number of eco-friendly initiatives with an aim to increase efficiency of sustainable development projects and reduce expenses, as reported by Gulf News.