Future Sharjah headquarters of Bee’ah to be powered by solar energy

Published: 22 October 2019 - 4:30 a.m.
The new Sharjah headquarters of Bee’ah will be powered by solar energy to reinforce the company’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.

The future home of the environmental management company will be delivered by Masdar, backed by Tesla Powerpacks that will store excess energy to power the headquarters by night.

The Zaha Hadid-designed building has been developed to achieve LEED Platinum certification upon completion.

“Sustainability is at the heart of our business and powering our new headquarters with clean energy is an important touchstone for us,” said Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO at Bee’ah.

“Our new headquarters will embody our operational excellence in sustainability and technology as we strive to lead by example.

“Our deployment of solar energy will also contribute towards the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to increase the share of clean energy in the UAE’s total energy mix from 25% to 50% by 2050 and reduce the carbon footprint of power generation by 70%.

“We are proud to work with Masdar, a global leader in pioneering and innovating clean energy solutions, which will design, build and operate our solar power generation plant that will supply the headquarters’ electricity requirements.

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“We are also addressing the solar energy intermittency factor with Tesla Powerpacks that will store the excess solar energy from the panels and feed it back to the building when required. We are expecting this blend of renewable energy and storage will help us reduce our carbon footprint dramatically.”

The headquarters is slated for completion in 2020.

“Today’s announcement further strengthens our existing relationship with Bee’ah, with whom we are developing the first waste-to-energy plant in the UAE,” said Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar.

“Having installed some of the first rooftop and ground-mounted solar panels on government properties in Abu Dhabi, and with more than a decade of experience applying green building solutions at our Masdar City home in Abu Dhabi, we are delighted to have been chosen to develop the solar power plant of the new Bee’ah headquarters.

“It is also a great honour to be associated with a building inspired by one of the world’s most celebrated architects.”

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