Light­ing up way for so­lar power

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The CEO and manag­ing di­rec­tor of DEWA be­lieves so­lar power has emerged as a vi­able en­ergy al­ter­na­tive as Dubai pre­pares to ‘Go Green’ in the post-oil era. Saeed Mo­hammed Al Tayer added that all hu­man en­ergy needs can now be met by re­new­able re­sources. “To­day, mankind has over­come the tech­ni­cal chal­lenges to ful­fill en­ergy re­quire­ments through re­new­able en­ergy re­source. The emerg­ing promis­ing strate­gies now rely not on earth’s re­sources but on that of the sun,” he told news agency WAM. The re­al­i­sa­tion of this goal, he said, will sus­tain fu­ture gen­er­a­tions for years to come. “This idea seemed dif­fi­cult sev­eral decades ago, but it has formed a frame­work for an in­te­grated in­dus­trial sec­tor driven by the needs of sur­vival and pre­serv­ing a se­cure fu­ture for gen­er­a­tions to come,” he said. In an age of dwin­dling oil re­serves DEWA has joined UAE gov­ern­ment ef­forts to pre­pare for a world with­out oil. In line with the Dubai Clean En­ergy Strat­egy 2050, DEWA aims to pro­vide 75 per cent of the Emi­rate’s en­ergy from clean en­ergy by 2050, he added. He also said that DEWA’s plan ‘Shams Dubai’, to have in­stalled so­lar pan­els in ev­ery build­ing by 2030.

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