27 Apr '15, 6am

Dubai Confirms 800 MW Expansion For Iconic Solar Power Project

Dubai has a lot of skyscrapers that are covered buy mostly blue colored glass. This glass could be replaced to provide electricity, but it is not going be much. The country has enough space to install solar parks as the article says but it is useless since most of the natives of the UAE are living in a 1 or 2 story building with lots of space around them. Thus they can produce the electricity they need from solar and store it and consume it at the point of production. This eliminates the transamination which is a big saving. As for the very small percentage of buildings like Burg Kalifa these buildings are very expensive to maintain even if the fasad is covered by see through PV panels. I think that DEWA wants to keep a tight grip on the centralized way of life rather than the decentralized way. By the way if you have enough power in a decentralized way you can dig for wat...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/04/27/dubai-confirms-800-mw...

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