COP28: Net-Zero Energy Mosque & Other Commitments from UAE

COP28: Net-Zero Energy Mosque & Other Commitments from UAE COP28: Net-Zero Energy Mosque & Other Commitments from UAE.

The much-awaited COP28 being held in Dubai is seeing some big announcements come up from the UAE in partnership with other countries. Here are some noteworthy partnerships and announcements that were made by the region in the climate summit-

Masdar & Indonesia

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, a renewable energy firm, has forged a partnership for collaboration with state-owned utility firm, PLN, based in Indonesia. The firms are looking into major development plans for Southeast Asia’s largest floating solar power plant and explore green hydrogen opportunities.

Under the initiative, taken at the UN’s Climate Change Conference COP28 in the UAE, the two firms have joined hands for the exploration of renewable energy options around the world while setting sights on the development of green hydrogen.

Masdar & Angola

Additionally, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, has shared plans for the development of a significant 150 MW solar PV project in Angola. The initiative will provide renewable energy to 90,000 homes. Masdar has entered into a concession agreement with the Ministry of Energy and Water of Angola for the construction and operation of the ground-mounted solar power project that will come up the Quipungo region, Hulia province, southern Angola. Masdar has massive ambitions in the African region and aspires to develop 5 GW of renewable energy projects across AngolaUganda and Zambia.

Masdar Investments in UK 

Abu Dhabi Future Energy firm has also become a part of an £11billion investment into the UK’s renewable energy sector and is purchasing a 49 percent stake in Germany’s RWE’s 3 gigawatt (GW) Dogger Bank South (DBS) projects. The project is capable of powering three million homes. After China, Britain is the world’s second largest offshore wind market. It aspires to augment capacity to 50 GW by 2030 from the current (nearly) 14 GW.

Net-zero Energy Mosque

Masdar City will also establish the region’s first net-zero energy mosque, which will boast a 2,349 square-meter structure. It will produce 100% of the energy over a year employing 1,590 m² of on-site PV panels.

The mosque’s total energy requirements were reduced by 35% compared to international baselines as per Masdar City.

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