Solar energy to power Dubai bus stops

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Solar energy to power Dubai bus stops

Solar energy to power Dubai bus stops

(Dubai) – Solar energy will be used to power bus stops in areas where there is no direct access to electricity, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.
As many as 400 new stops are being planned in the next phase, a significant portion of which will be air-conditioned.
However, the air-conditioners will still be elusive in around 150 of the existing bus shelters that haven’t had power connectivity for long.
Dubai became the first city in the world to have air-conditioned bus stops in 2008, converting 885 of its stops into sleek, aluminium-built shelters. However, at least 150 of these still don’t have electricity to power the air-conditioners. Once completed, the total number of air-conditioned bus shelters will be 1,285.
(Courtesy WAM)