So­lar De­cathlon Mid­dle East vis­i­tor reg­is­tra­tion opens

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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.”

SIKKA Art Fair re­turns to Al Fahidi His­tor­i­cal Neigh­bour­hood from 16–24 March, 2019, a two-month, city-wide cel­e­bra­tion of arts, cul­ture, and cre­ativ­ity.

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