UAE to use AI in tracking solar power
A new artificial intelligence laboratory will map optimal solar power locations
The UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment (MOCCAE) has teamed up with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology to launch a new artificial intelligence laboratory.
The lab will use AI technology to identify concentrated solar energy locations as well as monitor and analyse levels of air pollutants in the country.
“The ministry launched the artificial intelligence laboratory in line with the UAE strategy for artificial intelligence,” said Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, minister of climate change and environment.
“The laboratory aims to protect the local environment by monitoring and analysing the available information accurately and using it in making the right decisions, based on the latest global technologies.”
Three main systems are included in the laboratory; real time maps of solar photovoltaic locations in the UAE, an environmental monitoring system and a marine environment monitoring system. The solar pv maps will help determine the best locations for solar panels.
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