Solar Decathlon Middle East visitor registration opens
DUBAI: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dewa, has opened registration for the public to visit the Solar Decathlon Middle East, SDME 2018, at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Seih Al Dahl, Dubai.
The exhibition is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, from 14th to 29th November, 2018.
A total of 15 teams representing 28 universities from 11 countries are taking part in the competition. Dubai will host the irst and second Solar Decathlons as part of a partnership between the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Dewa, and the US Department of Energy. The second SDME will be held in 2020 to coincide with Expo 2020 Dubai.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Managing Director and CEO of Dewa, urged residents to visit the 60,000 squaremetre SDME site at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer model, highlighting its signiicant role in Dubai’s transition towards renewable and clean energy. The park supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to provide 75 per cent of the Emirate’s total power output from clean energy, and establish a sustainable model to provide energy and support economic growth, and make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050.
“The irst SDME has a special signiicance as it is being organised during the Year of Zayed 2018, which marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who consolidated the principles of sustainable development in the UAE.”
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