A key project under the Dubai Shams net-metering scheme, it serves as a blueprint for industrial solar PV in the region
Huawei has partnered with Dubai-based Phanes Group to deliver the first medium voltage (MV) rooftop connection solar project in the UAE. The 25.8 MW distributed rooftop project was developed for DP World, and is currently the largest distributed development in the UAE.
According to a statement from Phanes Group, the project includes 88,000 plus solar panels, Huawei’s SUN2000-(8-40) KTL all series Smart Strsustianing Inverters, 25 independent projects, each with single Points of Connection (POC), across 60 plus rooftops and 6 different roof types including the region’s first biggest single-site rooftop (2.6 MW). The project also had 12 different building profiles and included simultaneous work on up to 12 projects, it stated.
Stefanos Lialios, the head of project execution for Oryx Solar Systems Solutions, a Phanes Group company, said that the project provides stable power generation to DP World thanks to the performance of the Huawei smart string inverters, especially their reliability and low failure rate since they were commissioned to the grid.
Meanwhile, Phanes Group added that it supports the use of the natural cooling smart string inverters in extremely high temperatures and desert conditions, and further optimises costs through the smart management system.
“It’s a pioneering project which will act as a kick-starter for moving the PV solar industry forward in the UAE and we are optimistic on the future of renewables in the emirates.” Lialios added, “We are really proud of this partnership and the project.”
Additionally, the project takes advantage of the high natural irradiance to produce 35,734 MWh electricity annually and displaces more than 21,000 tons of CO2 every year.
Phanes Group also stated that the project is accredited under the UN Component Project Activities for Small-Scale Solar in UAE and contributes to Dubai’s Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 as well as the UAE’s vision 2021 for a stainable environment. It will continue to work together with Huawei to develop more efficient solar PV plants worldwide, it added.