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.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurates DEWA's R&D Centre at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park in Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed visited the sections and labs of the R&D Centre, which covers 4,400 square metres.
Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer about the R&D Centre’s areas of work.
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.
DEWA’s R&D Centre is the only centre in the UAE that focuses on renewable energy, smart grid technologies and energy efficiency.
It has the largest and most comprehensive solar testing and certification facility in the UAE.
It operates the longest continuous testing of photovoltaic panels in the UAE in desert climate conditions.
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.
The Centre has PV panels installed on its roof and car parking as well as Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) in its walls.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also met a number of the R&D Centre's researchers and experts.