Lighting up way for solar power
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.