Suntech (STP) To Supply Solar System For Sham’s Tower In Abu Dhabi

Suntech just announced that they have been chosen to supply solar panels to the Sham’s Tower on Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Under the agreement with Aldar Properties PJSC, Suntech will provide 1,120 panels to be used to create a 292 KW solar system on the roof of the building. The solar system will be installed by an Abu Dhabi-based company called Enviromena. It is expected to generate 450 MW of electricity each year, saving 400 tons of carbon and other greenhouse gases.

In a press release, executives from all companies involved commented on the deal and explained why Suntech was chosen over its competitors:

“We commend Aldar and the Yas Marina Circuit management for incorporating Abu Dhabi’s sustainable vision into the course design,” said Nader Jandaghi, Suntech’s Director of Middle East Sales. “They have shown motorsport enthusiasts worldwide that racing excellence can also contribute to a cleaner tomorrow. Suntech looks forward to continuing to collaborate with highly experienced partners such as Aldar and Enviromena to bring solar to the UAE.”

“Enviromena is delighted to be working with Aldar and Suntech on the Yas Marina Circuit. This unique project will demonstrate how solar can be incorporated into the built environment and serve as a high profile example for sustainable design in Abu Dhabi,” said Sami Khoreibi, President and CEO of Enviromena. “Suntech’s expertise in building integrated solar products and commitments to quality and technology innovation are an excellent fit with Enviromena’s mission to promote environmentally sustainable development in the Middle East.”

Steve K Worrell, Aldar’s Director-Mixed Use Development, Yas Island Project, said, “We are very pleased that with the assistance of Enviromena and Suntech, we were able to create a solar solution that delivered impressive aesthetics and maximized solar energy production at the Yas Marina Circuit development. The government of Abu Dhabi is committed to achieving a target of 7% renewable energy by 2020 and Aldar is delighted to play its part in this goal.”

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