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Sheikh Zayed Desert Learing Centre

Project Description

A 150 kW solar photovoltaic power system architecturally integrated to the rooftop of the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre, a desert education facility which forms part of the Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort.

Enviromena worked closely with the building architect to design a custom building integrated solar plant. The rooftop system is designed to match the building’s architecture and contribute to the overall aesthetic of the project. The solar PV modules were designed to include for special, reinforced glass so that personnel can safely walk on top of the system for service and cleaning.

The unique architectural shape of the building’s rooftop and aesthetic layout of the solar system means that the tilt angle of the solar PV modules varies from place to place. As a result Enviromena’s solar engineers created a custom electrical design solution to boost the power output of the system, which groups together the output of similarly tilting solar PV modules to achieve better inverter efficiency.

System performance and monitoring data is also directly integrated with the building’s management system, so the operators of the facility can view solar power system performance alongside other building data in live time. A 150 kW solar photovoltaic power system architecturally integrated to the rooftop of the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre, a desert education facility which forms part of the Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort.

Enviromena worked closely with the building architect to design a custom building integrated solar plant. The rooftop system is designed to match the building’s architecture and contribute to the overall aesthetic of the project. The solar PV modules were designed to include for special, reinforced glass so that personnel can safely walk on top of the system for service and cleaning.

The unique architectural shape of the building’s rooftop and aesthetic layout of the solar system means that the tilt angle of the solar PV modules varies from place to place. As a result Enviromena’s solar engineers created a custom electrical design solution to boost the power output of the system, which groups together the output of similarly tilting solar PV modules to achieve better inverter efficiency.

System performance and monitoring data is also directly integrated with the building’s management system, so the operators of the facility can view solar power system performance alongside other building data in live time.

LocationAbu Dhabi, UAE
Type of PlantRooftop
Size (kW)149.5