Yas Island's solar lighting proves 100% sustainable

Yas Islands solar lighting proves 100% sustainable

By Staff Report

Published: Mon 12 Sep 2016, 5:06 PM

The Emirati Housing development in Yas Island, a key project under the Abu Dhabi Government's Housing Programmes for the UAE Nationals, is gaining momentum for its solar street lighting system with an advanced green technology that proved to be 100 per cent sustainable and didn't require maintenance during operation of the system for two years continuously.

The Scotia vertical solar poles and dimming control system in the Yas Island housing development is the-first-of-its-kind in the Middle East region in terms of achieving self-sufficient status in energy consumption and zero maintenance.
This system ensures reduction of 80 per cent CO2 emission and reduction of infrastructure and cabling cost, in addition to its dimming capabilities. The project was commissioned in 2014 and now runs for two years with unfailing performance, zero-maintenance and non-cleaning requirement in an environment of constant climatic changes with sandstorms and humidity.
Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company (BMTC) implemented the solution meeting the Abu Dhabi Government's concept of sustainability, flexibility and prevention of factors that contribute to climate change. The community consists of 488 villas based on the traditional 'Fareej' neighbourhood concept and corresponding infrastructure as per world-class quality standards.
Esam R. Al Mazroei, vice-chairman of Bahri & Mazroei Group, said; "We are proud to be associated with the Yas Island's Emirati Housing development, one of the region's largest sustainable projects that is developed in line with the strategies of the Abu Dhabi government. We started installing system for the project two years ago. Since we installed it, the solar vertical poles didn't require any kind of maintenance or cleaning service. This is a real achievement as it happened in a city with constantly changing climatic conditions.
- business@khaleejtimes.com

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