Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and other senior officials of the renewable energy company, welcomed the DEWA delegation and appreciated the visit, which aims to share expertise and best practices to optimize the implementation of renewable-energy state-of-the-art technologies.
DEWA’s representatives were briefed about Masdar’s renewable energy projects in the UAE and worldwide. The representatives were given a guided tour around Masdar City and concluding with a visit to the Masdar Institute for Renewable Energy.
The tour also included a visit to the Wind Tower, inspired by the traditional barjeel, the tower captures upper level winds and cools the open-air public square below.
Masdar officials also escorted the representatives to the 10 MW solar power plant. Currently, the power generated by the 10 MW power plant and the 1 MW rooftop panels on Masdar Institute is surplus to total consumption within Masdar City. The state-of-the-art photovoltaic plants achieve annual carbon savings of approximately 15,000 tons – the equivalent of taking 3,300 cars off Abu Dhabi’s roads each year.
The visitors were also briefed on other ongoing Masdar projects, including the 100 MW concentrated solar power plant, Shams One, and other similar plants in Spain.