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ABB solar project to cut electricity bills for 5,000 Dubai homes

Swiss-Swedish firm to supply grid-connected single-phase solar inverters that cut electricity bills for residents in Dubai

ABB's solar project will cut electricity bills in Dubai.
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ABB's solar project will cut electricity bills in Dubai.

Six Swiss Exchange-, Nasdaq Stockholm- and New York Stock Exchange-listed ABB will supply solar inverter technology to 5,000 homes in Dubai, resulting in reduced electricity bills and the increased use of clean energy.

According to report by Construction Week’s sister title MEP Middle East, ABB will supply 5,000 Uno DM Plus grid-connected single-phase solar inverters for the project.

UAE-based energy services company Etihad Esco is overseeing the scheme, which is sponsored by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa).

ABB will provide its Aurora Vision Plant Management Platform, a cloud-based system for plant monitoring and management, as part of the project.

In February 2019, Dewa announced that it would install photovoltaic panels on up to 10% of homes owned by UAE citizens by 2019 under the oversight of Etihad Esco.

The homes will be connected to Dewa’s electricity grid and will contribute to Dubai’s target of meeting 75% of its power needs through clean energy by 2050.

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