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ENOC to power all future service stations with solar energy

ENOC Group will install solar panels on all its future service stations in support of the UAE's strategy to diversify its energy mix by combining renewable, nuclear, and clean energy sources

ENOC's first solar-powered service station is located in Dubai Internet City [image: WAM].
ENOC's first solar-powered service station is located in Dubai Internet City [image: WAM].

ENOC Group has announced that all of its future service stations will be solar-powered.

Making the announcement during the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2017, the oil company said that the move is in support of the UAE’s long-term strategy to diversify its energy mix by combining renewable, nuclear, and clean energy sources.

The decision to use solar energy, added ENOC, is also a reflection of the group’s efforts to align itself with Dubai’s goal of becoming a smart and sustainable city.

ENOC’s first solar-powered station, located in Dubai Internet City (DIC), was unveiled earlier this year.

The DIC station features photovoltaic solar panels with a peak capacity of 120kW energy on an ideal day, generating approximately 30% more than the average energy required to run the station, according to UAE state news agency, WAM.

The excess energy generated is reportedly transmitted back to DEWA’s main grid through a DEWA solar meter.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC, commented: "Commitment to sustainable development fosters an innovative mind-set that combines operational efficiency and profit generation with solutions that benefit communities and residents.

“With the success of our DIC service station, we will now install solar panels in all new stations to produce the alternative energy required to run these facilities. We aim to continue to provide our customers with high-quality products and services [by] expanding ENOC's geographical footprint across the UAE."

WETEX 2017 is a three-day event organised by DEWA. Currently taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), it is scheduled to conclude tomorrow.

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