Step by step, the process of greening in Dubai has begun. In a landmark initiative, Dubai's Sustainable City has announced that the villas are now successfully producing clean and sustainable energy using 'Solar Power Panels'. The Sustainable City is, therefore, the first residential project in Dubai to produce clean energy for over 500 villas, which are spread out over five residential clusters, and which comprise of many amenities, reported an article in Emirates24X7.
Anwar Zebn, CEO of City Solar, the main contractor for all energy production at The Sustainable City said in the article, "We have already installed 12 per cent of a total of 40,000 solar panels, which are distributed on villas throughout the residential complex, and which will produce up to 10 megawatts of power at maximum capacity."
"Energy production will reach 1.2 MW, with surplus energy stored in Dewa's Grid, to be later drawn upon to operate more than 200 villas with clean renewable energy. The energy produced hourly per year will be equivalent to 2,000MW, which will contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions by a thousand tonnes per year," he added.
The city's project is in line with The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy, which aims to provide 7 per cent of Dubai's energy from clean energy sources by 2020. It will later increase this target to 25 per cent by 2030 and 75 per cent by 2050, reported the article.