RTA starts installation of solar panels at Dubai Metro and Tram Depots

  • Date: 21-Nov-2023
  • Source: Emirates 24/7
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:UAE
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RTA starts installation of solar panels at Dubai Metro and Tram Depots

 Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started the installation of solar energy panels at the Dubai Metro Depots at Jebel Ali and Al Qusais as well as the Tram Depot at Al Safouh. The project, which is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2024, is set to produce a total of 9,959 megawatts of solar power. 

Through this project, RTA is seeking to materialise the Dubai Government's "Shams Dubai" initiative and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy. It also contributes to the realisation of RTA’s long-term strategy aimed at reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, focusing on three primary sectors: public transportation, buildings and related facilities, and waste management.

The Solar PV power systems represent a key element of sustainable renewable energy sources, which supports RTA’s efforts to improve the efficiency of the infrastructure of facilities. Moreover, solar panels save costs, conserve resources, reduce carbon emissions and enhance environmental sustainability. 

The installation of solar panels covers two primary phases. The initial phase is the mechanical setup during which the supporting structures are erected and the PV panels are mounted. The second phase involves the electrical setup, which includes laying out the wiring and establishing connections for the solar energy system. RTA