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Sharjah fits 100 solar-powered lamp posts in Khor Fakkan

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority's solar lighting projects will be implemented in most parts of the emirate, particularly on highways and residential areas

Solar-powered lamp posts have been fitted in Khor Fakkan's Yarmouk district by a Sharjah authority [representational image].
Solar-powered lamp posts have been fitted in Khor Fakkan's Yarmouk district by a Sharjah authority [representational image].

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) has installed 100 solar-powered lamp posts in Khor Fakkan's Yarmouk district. 

The project was implemented as part of SEWA's plans to replace traditional street lights with solar-powered systems across all Sharjah roads. 

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SEWA's solar lighting projects will be implemented "in most parts of the emirate, particularly on highways and residential areas", WAM reported.

Commenting on SEWA's programme, Dr Rashid Al Leem, the authority's chairman, said: "SEWA is using eco-friendly, energy-efficient lamps and lighting solutions as part of its policy of using renewable energy and ensuring optimum utilisation of resources."

The drive is compliant with the energy-conservation principles of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and International Standardisation Organisation's ISO 50001, "which promotes using energy efficiently to help organisations save money, as well as conserve resources and tackle climate change", Leem continued.

 

He added: "The move supports SEWA’s sustainable development strategy and its efforts to implement the rational use of energy and water, spread awareness on saving the environment, and conserve resources for generations to come."

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