Dubai Metro and Tram depots to be powered by solar panels

The tram depot at Al Sufouh and the Dubai Metro depots in Jebel Ali and Al Qusais are getting solar energy panels installed by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The project is scheduled to be finished by the first quarter of 2024 and will generate 9.959 megawatts of solar energy in total.

It is a component of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy and the Shams Dubai initiative of the Dubai government.

The project will also support the RTA's long-term plan, which focuses on three main areas: waste management, buildings and related facilities, and public transportation, with the ultimate goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

There are two stages to installing solar panels. The mechanical setup, which involves mounting the PV panels and erecting the supporting structures, is the first stage.

The electrical setup, which comprises connecting the solar energy system and laying out the wiring, is the second stage.

The combined solar energy production at the Jebel Ali Metro Depot, Al Qusais Metro Depot, and Al Sufouh Tram Depot is 3.165 MW, 3.804 MW, and 2.990 MW, respectively.

Solar panels should last between 25 and 30 years.

Along with helping people move around the Emirate of Dubai more easily, the Dubai Metro has also strengthened Dubai's ability to compete internationally in the organization of large-scale events. The most significant of these is the successful hosting of Expo 2020 Dubai, which saw the introduction of the 2020 route for the Dubai Metro, which is 15 kilometers long and has seven stations. The metro additionally enhanced the emirate's economic development.

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