Emerge and Miral will power SeaWorld Abu Dhabi with rooftop solar power
Masdar and EDF’s joint venture Emerge announced today that it has signed a deal with Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading developer of immersive destinations and experiences. This deal will enable Miral to install solar energy systems at the SeaWorld Abu Dhabi theme park currently under construction. A rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system will be installed on Yas Island’s main building, which will have a capacity of 8.2 megawatts (MW). In addition to design, procurement, and construction, Emerge will also provide operations and maintenance.
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is the first new SeaWorld park outside the United States in over 30 years. It will provide visitors from the UAE and around the world with unique immersive experiences that will broaden their knowledge and appreciation of marine life. In addition to having the region’s first dedicated center for marine research and education, the next-generation park will also offer rescue and rehabilitation operations that will return healthy animals to their native habitats. By supporting current and upcoming marine life research on native species, the center will contribute to global marine science and knowledge.
Emerge was established by Masdar and EDF to explore and collaborate on opportunities in distributed solar generation, energy efficiency, and street lighting. By integrating renewable energy components into many of its projects, Miral reinforces its commitment to investing in sustainable solutions. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s REmap 2030 report, rooftop solar PV could provide approximately 6 percent of the United Arab Emirate’s power generation by 2030.