Q.Cells and CCC realize PV plant in Abu Dhabi24. May 2012 | Applications & Installations, Industry & Suppliers | By: Becky Beetz
Germany-based Q.Cells SE and Greek Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) have realized a 368 kilowatt peak (kWp) off-grid rooftop photovoltaic system in the desert in Abu Dhabi. It is said to be the first project of its kind in the UAE.
The system is said to be generating energy for a camp of 5,000, working, ironically, for an oil field development project in the desert. It is comprised of 1,536 Q.Cells’ multicrystalline photovoltaic modules. The electricity will power such things as air conditioning and kitchen installations.
In addition to supplying the modules, Q.Cells worked on procurement and engineering, while CCC carried out construction work. It will further operate and maintain the system.
"We are very proud to be part of one of the largest off-grid PV installations in the United Arab Emirates so far," commented Q.Cells’ Hannes Behacker, senior VP of Asia Pacific/Middle East. Having opened an office in the Middle East this year, Q.Cells says it will expand its presence in the market.
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