Abu Dhabi Seeks Rooftop Solar Power, 1,500 Megawatts of Renewable by 2020

Abu Dhabi is considering a proposal to use solar-energy equipment on rooftops in the city to generate about 500 megawatts of power, the executive director at the city’s Executive Affairs Authority said. The capital of OPEC nation the United Arab Emirates also aims to generate 1,500 megawatts of electricity, or 7 percent of total demand, from renewable energy sources by 2020, the official, David Scott, said in an interview today. The rooftops of major warehouses could be used, he said.

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