SunPower will build a 1MW solar power system on the roof of the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The roof installation is the latest addition to the Masdar City project and will see E19 solar panels mounted on a canopy structure, providing shade for the building's roof terrace and solar power for the facility.
“The Masdar Institute building is the first to be completed in Masdar City. The sophisticated campus provides the ideal setting to drive real innovation and a concrete path to the technologies critical to powering tomorrow,” said Masdar City's director, Alan Frost. “With its reputation for reliable, high-quality technology, SunPower's high-efficiency solar panels were selected to maximize the solar power generated by the system and achieve our renewable energy goals.”
“The Masdar Institute is the nucleus of research and development activities in Masdar City and has a key role in the development of the city. SunPower is pleased to be part of this groundbreaking project, helping Masdar City to achieve their renewable energy goals with SunPower E19 solar panels, which deliver record-breaking efficiency of at least 19.3% in standard conditions,” said Jorn Jurgens, SunPower's managing director.