The Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA) inaugurated a new car parking project equipped with solar panels that produce renewable and clean energy, as part of the authority’s efforts to achieve environmental sustainability and make a quantum leap in the course of its projects so as to keep pace with recent developments in the field of energy and contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions and confronting global warming challenges.
The project included the installation of 240 bi-facial solar panels, each with a capacity of 530 watts. The total electrical energy expected to be generated from the project is 205,000 kilowatt / hour yearly. The project also included 4 fast electric car chargers with a capacity of 22 kW each. This is within the framework of the Emirate of Sharjah's plan to expand the implementation of electric car chargers in various regions of the emirate, and it was implemented according to the best specifications.
Abdullah Abdul Rahman Al Shamsi, Director General of the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority, stressed during the opening of the project that the establishment of car parks that produce clean energy through solar panels contributes to enhancing the concept of green and sustainable buildings, spreading a culture of sustainability in energy consumption, reducing dependence on traditional energy sources. He confirms SEWA’s commitment to providing the best services, and its keenness to implement initiatives related to the transition to sustainable buildings.
He pointed out the need for concerted governmental and private efforts to protect the environment and preserve its natural resources, as well as achieving a balance between economic, social and environmental development, through integration between the various bodies and institutions, and concerted efforts to implement sustainable environmental initiatives and programmes in order to translate the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
He added that the authority seeks, during the next stage, to encourage various groups to expand the experience in public and private buildings, which supports efforts aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
Source: Sharjah 24