Bahrain’s Diyar Al Muharraq installs solar trees across 12.2km2 site

Bahrain-based Diyar Al Muharraq, one of the largest real estate developers in the Kingdom has installed solar trees across the 12.2km2 Diyar Al Muharraq megaproject, in a move to achice sustainable development goals.

Being implemented in partnership with third parties, the initiative aims to create a smart city that deploys technological solutions and adopts smart solutions to promote environmental sustainability.

Some of the solar trees have a capacity of 3kW, while others have a capacity of 2kW. These are intended to supply power to primary irrigation controllers and actuator valves to secondary asset connections.

The installation of solar trees, which were placed in designated areas will help enhance the automated control of the primary and secondary irrigation systems. The project will, simultaneously, help reduce capital and operational costs associated with electricity and maintenance bills.

Additionally, Diyar Al Muharraq has been using sustainable technology for the construction of its park, Hadiqat Al Diyar. The developer has partnered with Gulf Fencing and Specialist Surfacing and KP Smart Solar Energy to install 103 solar lighting units within the park.

“We are proud of all the environmental innovations that we have adopted since the start of our journey, the most recent of which was the installation of solar energy trees, which demonstrated our efforts towards achieving sustainability,” said Eng. Ahmed Alammadi, CEO of Diyar Al Muharraq.

Alammadi added: “This initiative aims to contribute to generating sustainable energy, helping reduce operational costs, and leading to the creation of an environmentally friendly community within Diyar Al Muharraq.”

The developer has used LED spotlights in public areas, including: Hadiqat Al Diyar, Al Bareh and Al Qamra projects, as part of its initiative to achieve sustainability in the Kingdom.

Eartlier this year, speaking to Construction Week, Alammadi said they have been working on the development since 2007 and described the project as a “huge masterplan” for any region, especially “for a small island such as Bahrain”.


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