Dubai Autodrome Announces Major Investments in Solar Energy

Dubai Autodrome Announces Major Investments in Solar Energy

The venue took the decision to invest in a 2.8MWp solar power project

Dubai Autodrome is reaping the benefits of its solar panel-lined rooftops with the generated energy helping to power the venue’s racing competitions and its day-to-day operations throughout the year.

With Dubai Autodrome staging regular international, regional, and local motorsport events, the venue took the decision to invest in a 2.8MWp solar power project, which has been providing its energy requirements since September 2022.

The project also includes over 60 solar panel roof car ports, providing shaded parking and electric vehicle charging stations, all whilst generating solar energy.

SirajPower solar panels will have a positive impact on the environment and the venue, with the solar panels generating 4,751,470.4 Kilowatt-Hour of power per year, some of which is put back into the grid, while 2,055 metric tons of CO2 emissions will be eliminated per year.

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These figures will be equivalent to almost 250,031,475 fully charged smartphones and 443 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year, underlining the importance of how significant solar panels are in mitigating climate change.

With the track widely used for various motorsport activities including testing and development by car manufacturers ahead of the start of their new seasons, the eco-friendly project, which generates power for the whole venue, is also helping reduce its energy bills.

Faisal Al Sahlawi, General Manager of Dubai Autodrome, said: “With environmental considerations becoming more important than ever before, we wanted to do our part in helping create a sustainable planet which was why we did not hesitate in taking the decision to invest in solar panels.

“The energy generated through the panels is now central to our day-to-day operations on and off the track, whether that be powering the circuit’s floodlights or using a plug socket at our venue or even a plug socket at your house."

Laurent Longuet, CEO at SirajPower, said: “Having reached another major milestone in our efforts to reduce the UAE's carbon emissions, we would like to congratulate Dubai Autodrome on this significant step towards achieving Net Zero Emissions.

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