Tarsheed park due for openineg by year-end

As part of its 2030 National vision efforts to create water sustainability in the coutry, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation is expected to open a Tarsheed park in Al Thumama

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is expected to open a (Tarsheed) park in Al Thumama.
Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is expected to open a (Tarsheed) park in Al Thumama.

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is expected to open a (Tarsheed) park in Al Thumama.

Tarsheed is the National Campaign for the Conservation and Efficient Use of Water and Electricity in Qatar.

The opening of the facility by year-end is to create awareness about energy conservation. Work has completed and final touches continue inside the park, Al Sharq reports.

The park is part of the Tarsheed launched by Kahramaa for conservation of power and water and includes a versatile hall to screen documentaries on energy rationalisation.

Through the four interconnected pillars of human, social, economic and environmental development, the campaign hopes to achieve this vision. In this endeavor, theTarsheed campaign will help to ensure that Qatar is able to achieve some critical goals for water and electricity conservation.

Kahramaa Awareness Park is multi-facetted when it comes to renewable energy, from wind turbines and thermal systems to photovoltaic systems. Designed within limited space, the building has a 64kW solar system that is off-grid, supported by four extensive battery banks.

“We are able to maintain a 64kW load for forty eight hours straight, even without sunshine. In the unlikely eventuality that that fails, the grid kicks in and supplements our needs," informs Manos Kappas, project manager, Innovations Unlimited in the Middle East, responsible for the installations.

Three renewable energy plants have been installed in the park to generate power for water and the park intends to educate the next generation to preserve the energy and water resources of the country.

Three wind turbines with the capacity of 10kv electricity for each are also installed.

Wind energy requires space and aesthetics also plays its part in the installation of wind turbines, so the ones at the facility are noticeably smaller than those found towering 100m-plus overhead in Europe and the US. Also, the wind dynamic in the region doesn’t generally lend itself to this means of renewable energy.

The three turbines, each produce 10kW and stand 30 metres high, also have a battery system. “Presently they serve to run the five on-site fountains around the venue,” he elaborates and adds: “The wind is not constant so therefore an unreliable source of energy for the region.”

The park will be a centre to create awareness, especially among students. The project has bagged prizes for best design in global contests.

 

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