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Green building to produce renewable energy

New Masdar building will produce two megawatts of electricity

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New green building at Masdar will produce two megawatts of electricity. (Getty Images)
New green building at Masdar will produce two megawatts of electricity. (Getty Images)

A new building at Abu Dhabi’s pioneering Masdar institute will produce at least two megawatts of electricity from solar and photovoltaic panels, adding to the city’s existing generating capacity of 11.5MW from solar sources.

According to a report by the Gulf Times, solar panels on the building will be used to heat water, and photovoltaic panels will directly convert the solar radiation into electricity, as part of a project that will see the 90,000 square metre building completed next year.

Currently, Masdar city is using between six and seven megawatts of the power it produces, selling the remainder to the power grid of Abu Dhabi.
 

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