du, a part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), has announced the effective deployment of its Solar on Tower (SOT) solution, addressing the space limitations at mobile sites.
This innovative solution involves installing solar panels on monopole towers, allowing for the solarization of numerous locations in Dubai.
Developed in-house and patented by du, the Solar on Tower solution has been implemented at 60 sites as of December 2023, with plans to extend it to 270 sites by the end of 2024. Each site employing this solution results in a yearly energy saving of 26.6 MWh and an 11-ton reduction in carbon emissions.
Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO of du, highlighted the success of this sustainable solution, emphasizing the company’s dedication to reducing its carbon footprint and contributing to a more eco-friendly environment. The initiative aligns with du’s commitment to achieving NetZero goals and minimizing the environmental impact of its mobile network.