Region’s first battery solar system operational at Abu Dhabi landfill

Project to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions annually, equivalent to planting 13000 trees

The Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi (Tadweer) opened the first battery solar system in the region at its Al Dhafra Landfill. A solar-plus-storage plant is an energy storage system charged by a connected solar power plant. The facility at Al Dhafra Landfill has minimal operation and maintenance costs compared to conventional plants, and utilises the latest energy management technologies, said Tadweer.

The 150 kWh photovoltaic plant will help to avoid yearly the consumption of 138000 liters of diesel and the emission of 117 tons of CO2 (a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming), which is equivalent to plant 13000 trees.

“This ambitious project aligns with Tadweer’s strategy to run all its facilities on renewable energy through adopting world-class technologies and the latest clean energy solutions. It also reinforces the company’s sustained commitment to preserving our environment for future generations,” said Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Acting General Manager of Tadweer.

“In launching this plant, Tadweer is taking a significant step towards decreasing the carbon footprint of its facilities while supporting the decarbonisation targets of the UAE Vision 2021, the UAE Green Agenda 2015-2030 and the National Climate Change Plan of the UAE 2017-2050,” he added.