Dubai’s RTA installs solar panels on metro, trams to assist city’s Zero Emissions Strategy 2050

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has initiated the installation of solar panels at the Jebel Ali and Al Qusais Metro Depots, as well as the Al Safouh Tram Depot. 

Part of the Zero Emissions Strategy 2050, this project, slated for completion by Q1 2024, aims to generate 9,959 megawatts of solar power. Aligned with the “Shams Dubai” initiative and Dubai Clean Energy Strategy, the endeavor contributes to RTA’s commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, focusing on public transportation, buildings, and waste management. 

The solar panels, supporting sustainability goals, are expected to save costs, conserve resources, and reduce carbon emissions. The installation process involves mechanical and electrical phases, with an estimated annual carbon dioxide emissions reduction of 3,962 tons. 

The project has received recognition in the MEP Middle East Awards for its contributions to renewable energy sources and operational efficiency.

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