Solar rooftop to power schools in Dubai
On Monday, a new green-energy initiative rolled, Dubai is targeting 50 schools as potential hosts for rooftop solar panels as part of the Shams Dubai Initative to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Schools will draw energy from the photovoltaic panels and surplus energy will be diverted to the Dubai power grid as prescribed under the Shams Dubai plan to increase clean energy from solar power.
The long view of the initiative suggests that subscribing schools could reduce their monthly electricity bills to virtually zero after a capital payback period of seven years or, alternatively, they can lease solar panels from a third party for reduced savings.
The project is expected to reach up to 50 megawatts solar power plants and will be executed within the next three years, according to David Provenzani, managing director of Architaly Green Energy DMCC.