Dubai International Airport has installed a new solar energy system made up of 15,000 photovoltaic panels. Dubai Airport said this new venture will significantly cut their carbon dioxide emissions, providing another step in Earth-friendly moves.
The install is complete
Earlier this week in an announcement Dubai Airports said the new system would produce 7,483,500 kilowatt hours of energy per year. This initiative to help limit Dubai Airports emission footprint is only one of many. “These include the use of energy efficient fittings, the optimization of cooling systems, the installation of energy efficient LED bulbs and many others,” said Michael Ibbitson. Ibbitson is the executive vice president for Infrastructure and Business Technology at Dubai Airports.
Other impacts around the world
In fact, around the world a number of airports have elected to install solar panels. This phenomenon trended upwards in 2016 and has been steadily growing globally. In fact, not just airports are taking part in this ambition. Major theme parks, such as Disney World, most recently installed a 270 acre solar farm (in the shape of Mickey Mouse ears) in an effort to cut their theme park emission footprint. This install, one of many planned, will power two of their four parks in Florida.
In April 2019, Hawaii’s Department of Transportation announced that 2,980 photovoltaic panels had been installed on the fifth floor of the Terminal 2 garage at the Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. More and more announcements are being like this every year, and we’re pretty happy to hear it. If you are too, make sure to drop us a line in the comments and tell us what you think of these Earth-friendly initiatives.