1. UAE’s first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai

UAE’s first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai

A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai.

By: | Dubai | Updated: April 26, 2017 4:38 PM
The Dubai-owned Emirates National Oil Company said on Wednesday the service station on the city’s main Sheikh Zayed Road thoroughfare is covered with solar panels that can generate up to 120 kilowatt hours. (Representative Image: Reuters)

A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country’s first solar-powered gas station in Dubai.

The Dubai-owned Emirates National Oil Company said on Wednesday the service station on the city’s main Sheikh Zayed Road thoroughfare is covered with solar panels that can generate up to 120 kilowatt hours.

ENOC says that is about 30 percent more energy than the station needs, so the excess power is directed back into the city’s electric grid.

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Although it is OPEC’s fourth biggest oil producer, the UAE has made a push to turn itself into a hub for renewable energy. It is building multiple solar farms and hosts the global headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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  1. Lalitha Lakshmanan
    Apr 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm
    The GAS POWER STATION WHICH FUNCTIONS FROM SOLAR POWER IN UAE IS LAUDABLE. THE AIM OF THE WORLD IS TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSION AND HAVE A NATURAL WORLD AND PRESERVE THE MOTHER EARTH. THE INITIATIVE MADE BY UAE SHOULD BE FOLLOWED IN INDIA AND SHOULD TAKE STEPS FOR INSTALLING SUCH SOLAR POWERED STATIONS IN ALL DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS AREAS AS A MODEL.
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