Energy service company Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, has signed an agreement with BITS Pilani Dubai Campus for the installation of a rooftop solar PV system with a capacity of 500kWp.
The agreement was signed by Ali Al Jassim, Etihad ESCO CEO; Ranendra N Saha, director at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus; and Krishna Kumar Singh, BITS Pilani’s general manager.
Al Jassim 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 campus in Dubai will not only help us add value to the efforts aimed at generating green energy, but will also encourage other universities in the region to contribute to energy savings and become advocates for the promotion of renewable energy.”
Upon completion, the project will generate an estimated 750,000 kWh energy annually.
“We believe in setting an example for our students by implementing what we preach. 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,” added Saha.
“In addition, our move will also contribute to the achievement of the energy saving targets set by the Dubai Government.”