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Etihad Esco to install solar plant at BITS Pilani Dubai Campus

The project will generate an estimated 750,000 kWh energy for the campus, annually, once completed

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco) has announced that it has signed an agreement with BITS Pilani Dubai Campus for the installation of a rooftop solar PV system of capacity 500 kWp. Upon completion, the project will generate an estimated 750,000 kWh energy for the campus, annually.

Etihad Esco stated that it aims to create a viable performance contracting market for energy service companies by auditing and proposing new energy conservation measures to major building contractor and developers, helping Dubai achieve its sustainability goals.

Ali Al Jassim, the CEO of Etihad Esco said: “At Etihad Esco, we remain keen to serve educational institutions as we attach great importance to setting the right examples for the future generation.”

“The implementation of the solar project for BITS Pilani Dubai will not only help us add value to the efforts aimed at generating green energy, but also encourage other universities in the region to contribute to energy savings and become advocates for promotion of renewable energy.”

The agreement was signed by Al Jassim and BITS Pilani officials, director Ranendra Saha and general manager Krishna Kumar Singh.

Meanwhile, Saha said that BITS Pilani believe in setting an example for its students by installing the solar plant. “We are glad to have partnered with Etihad Esco for the installation of solar panels at BITS Pilani Dubai Campus as it will help our students to understand the importance of using and generating clean and renewable energy.”

“In addition, our move will also contribute to the achievement of the energy saving targets set by the Dubai Government,” he added.

“The implementation of the solar project for BITS Pilani Dubai will not only help us add value to the efforts aimed at generating green energy, but also encourage other universities in the region to contribute to energy savings and become advocates for promotion of renewable energy,” Al Jassim concluded.

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