Ranju Warier, Construction Week Online
Operations have commenced at UAE-based district cooling service provider Emirates District Cooling (Emicool), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Financial Market-listed (DFM) Dubai Investments, and Total Solar Distributed Generation, a part of French oil and gas giant Total’s solar plant at Emicool’s facility in Dubai Investment Park (DIP) 2.
The grid-connected, ground-mounted photovoltaic solar system with 792 solar panels generates peak power of 301kWp and has an annual production capacity of 500MWh per year, under Phase 1.
In a statement Emicool said that the solar system has been designed to improve savings through better efficiency rates, net-metreing, and lower equipment and installation costs.
Speaking at the inauguration of the plant, chief executive officer of Emicool, Dr Adib Moubadder, said: “At Emicool, we are genuinely green, independent of any image we want to give and we are indulging in sustainable ways like going solar everywhere from our ground areas, roofs, façades, and storage tanks, covered with highly efficient solar panels, likewise our cars have also started going electrical.