Sewa completes solar-powered lighting project
Sharjah’s Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) completed a solar-powered road lighting project in the areas of Al Saja’a and Al Barashi at a cost of Dh5 million
Sharjah’s Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) completed a solar-powered road lighting project in the areas of Al Saja’a and Al Barashi at a cost of Dh5 million.
As part of the project, the authority installed more than 300 light poles with solar-powered lamps.
Engineer Rashid Al Leem, chairman of Sewa, said that the authority is striving to take all measures in order to rationalise the use of energy, protect the environment and preserve resources by keeping abreast with global changes in the field of environment.
Al Leem said that the project to fully light Al Saja’a using solar-powered lamps was implemented following a careful six-month study that assessed its economic feasibility, the amount of energy that would be saved, as well as the environmental impact of the project. The project underwent a four-month trial run to confirm positive results of the study, and once its feasibility was confirmed the solar-powered lighting project was carried out in Al Barashi.
The authority is planning to install another 120 light poles soon.
Al Leem reaffirmed that the project would provide high quality services for the factories and establishments located in Al Saja’a and would reduce energy consumption in the area.