Tadweer Opens Region’s First Battery Solar System At Al Dhafra Landfill
ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 17th Apr, 2019) Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre, Tadweer, today opened the first battery solar system in the region at its Al Dhafra Landfill.
A solar-plus-storage plant is an energy storage system charged by a connected solar power plant. The facility at Al Dhafra Landfill has minimal operation and maintenance costs compared to conventional plants, and utilises the latest energy management technologies.
The 150 kWh photovoltaic plant will help to avoid yearly the consumption of 138,000 litres of diesel and the emission of 117 tonnes of CO2 (a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming), which is equivalent to plant 13,000 trees.
Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Acting General Manager of Tadweer, said, "This ambitious project aligns with Tadweer’s strategy to run all its facilities on renewable energy through adopting world-class technologies and the latest clean energy solutions.
It also reinforces the company’s sustained commitment to preserving our environment for future generations."
"In launching this plant, Tadweer is taking a significant step towards decreasing the carbon footprint of its facilities while supporting the decarbonisation targets of the UAE Vision 2021, the UAE Green Agenda 2015-2030, and the National Climate Change Plan of the UAE 2017-2050," he added.
In closing, he noted, "At Tadweer, we implement a variety of initiatives and leverage state-of-the-art technologies to lower energy consumption and minimise environmental pollution across our facilities. We also educate the public about the importance of environmental conservation and waste reduction through conducting awareness drives throughout the year."