Masdar, a leading renewable energy company, has signed an agreement with Miral to develop Abu Dhabi’s largest rooftop solar photovoltaic project at Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island.
The project will provide an estimated 16,000 solar modules across the theme park’s roof area of 36,000 square metres and will produce nearly 40 percent of its annual energy demand.
Masdar will provide a full turnkey solution for the 7-megawatt peak (MWp) project, including design, construction, operation and maintenance.
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, said “building-related emissions contribute almost 55 percent of global electricity demand”.
“We are proud to be supporting Abu Dhabi’s 2030 energy efficiency strategy to reduce overall electricity consumption by 22 percent and we look forward to leveraging our energy services experience to support Miral’s efforts of implementing energy efficient solutions across its destinations and attractions.”
Solar project will be operational in late 2021
The solar photovoltaic project (PV) is scheduled to be operational in late 2021. Once complete, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi will be the largest solar-powered theme park in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
“Sustainability is high on our agenda and with Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi recognized as the world’s largest indoor theme park, it is the ideal location for a project of this scale,” added Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral.
“This collaboration is a testament to our commitment of harnessing the most efficient, innovative and sustainable systems across our developments on Yas Island, further positioning it as a top global destination for entertainment, leisure and business.”
As concern over the effects of climate change increases globally, attractions are busy developing green agendas, whether they are reducing plastic, going solar, or offering vegan options.
Meanwhile, Miral and Warner Bros are opening the world’s first Warner Bros hotel on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The $112m themed hotel is called The WB Abu Dhabi.