Etihad ESCO submits tender for Hatta solar project
Etihad ESCO will design and install the most comprehensive energy efficiency solutions and rooftop solar PV panels for a total of 640 villas in Hatta
Etihad ESCO, an energy management services provider, has submitted a tender for the largest rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) project in the region.
Etihad ESCO will design and install the most comprehensive energy efficiency solutions and rooftop solar PV panels for a total of 640 villas in Hatta.
According to the company, the project will be completed by end of 2018, and is expected to yield high energy savings.
The rooftop solar PVs will be connected to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) main grid through the Shams Dubai programme, which will save cost for residents living in these villas, once the project is completed.
Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad ESCO, said: “We are pleased to support the leadership’s vision to transform Dubai into one of the most sustainable cities in the world.
For Hatta, it will be the largest rooftop solar PV project in the region, and will be implemented by Etihad Solar.
This will be one of the first projects undertaken by Etihad Solar. Under this landmark tender, we will be installing rooftop solar PVs at villas in Hatta, and provide maintenance services for two years thereafter.
“Besides these, we will also look into providing solutions for reducing water consumption.”
Etihad Solar is a dedicated division under Etihad ESCO established to distribute innovative solar power generation solutions across the energy sector in the UAE.
The Hatta project will also create technical, administrative and operational jobs, and is expected to provide opportunities for ESCOs in the region.
The $35.9m (AED1.3bn) Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan aims to boost the area’s social and economic attractiveness as a world-class environmental tourist destination.