Monday, 7 May 2018

Going Green in Dubai at Al Khazan Solar Park

The first solar powered and environmentally friendly park in Dubai was opened in 2015.

Located opposite City Walk, it's location means the solar panels receive sunlight, with no shadow throughout the year.

It operates 100% on solar energy.

This project is inline with Dubai's vision for 2010 to reduce energy consumption by 30%

The Park was built in 1980 and the water tower is a landmark in the area. 

Parking is on near by streets and can be reached by a short walk from a bus stop.

Children's play area.

Plenty of open space to picnic and some shady spots under the trees.

Solar panels, opposite City Walk.

Cafe

Book shop


11 comments:

  1. With all the sun there, solar does sound like the best option for power.

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    1. it sure does and i'm really surprised there isn't more of them

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  2. That looks amazing :) Solar does seem like an excellent option for power there given the weather. Hope you're doing okay in the summer

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    1. will be in the uk for the summer again

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  3. I think in a country that gets so much sunshine, something like this is an excellent idea. So glad they are using nature!
    #goinggreen

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    1. hopefully we'll get to see more of this in the coming years

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  4. What a great idea. Wish we had more things like this in the UK, although obviously we don't get as much sun as you #GoingGreenLinky

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    1. this park has sun all year round, think the uk is also a bit too over crowded for this now

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    2. Whilst I agree that the UK is both crowded and has less sun it still has a huge potential for solar panels and I believe it should be obligatory to include solar panels on all new commercial and residential developments. I have seen some great examples of roofs over car parks that provide both shade and support solar panels. And as the technology develops panels are becoming ever more efficient even in areas of less intense sunlight. #GoingGreen

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  5. I really hope places like Dubai will fully capitalise on solar power as this really has to be the way forward if we wish to continue our heavy demand on power.

    Thank you for adding this post to the #GoingGreen linky and apologies for taking so long to come and read it. After a summer break the linky will be back again with a new one opening on Sept 3rd. Hope to see you there (and I hope you had a brilliant summer!).

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    1. I'll be back in Dubai on the 3rd and will be writing a post about the difference between the UK and Dubai when it comes to recycling

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