Masdar completed 3 MW solar powered car park at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi Airports, the owner and operator of the emirate’s five airports, and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) have announced the completion of Abu Dhabi’s largest solar-powered car park. The 3 MW PV project is installed on the car shading at the short-term car park of the Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The energy generated by the grid-connected project will be used to power the car parking facility, with excess energy fed to other sections of the airport.
Masdar’s Energy Services department provided a full turnkey solution for the project, including financing, design, procurement and construction. Under the terms of the agreement, Masdar will also provide operation and maintenance services for a 25-year period.
The UAE’s Energy Strategy 2050 aims to increase the percentage of clean energy in the country’s energy mix to 50 percent. According to the International Energy Agency’s (IRENA) REmap 2030 report, rooftop solar PV could provide approximately six percent of the United Arab Emirate’s total power generation by 2030.

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