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In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also met a number of the R&D Centre's researchers and experts at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park in Dubai .

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre

Sheikh Mohammed visited the sections and labs of the R&D Centre, which covers 4,400 square metres.

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre

Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer about the R&D Centre’s areas of work.

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre

It is one of the key projects at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre

DEWA’s R&D Centre is the only centre in the UAE that focuses on renewable energy, smart grid technologies and energy efficiency.

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre

It has the largest and most comprehensive solar testing and certification facility in the UAE.

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre

It operates the longest continuous testing of photovoltaic panels in the UAE in desert climate conditions.

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre

The R&D Centre received a Platinum Rating for green buildings from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the US Green Building Council.

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre

The Centre has PV panels installed on its roof and car parking as well as Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) in its walls.

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also met a number of the R&D Centre's researchers and experts.