- JinkoSolar will supply 5 MW of its advanced N-type BIPV solar panels for DEWA’s new headquarters in Dubai
- BIPV panels will take up 2,000 sq. mtr. space on site to generate more than 5,800 MWh annually, while solar panels on the roof will generate more than 3,500 kW
- JinkoSolar said solar energy generated will cover the building’s 100% electricity requirement
Chinese solar PV manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd will supply 5 MW of its building integrated PV (BIPV) solar modules for what it claims will be the world’s ‘largest as well as the highest single’ BIPV system at the time of its completion.
It has bagged a contract to provide these panels for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) new headquarter building coming up in Dubai as the world’s ‘tallest, largest and smartest government Zero Energy Building’.
Called Al-Shera’a (Arabic for sail), DEWA had earlier said the new headquarters will have more than 20,000 sq. mtr. of solar PV panels rated to over 4,000 kW, adding that there will be 1,000 sq. mtr. of BIPV panels. Altogether, this capacity is expected to generate over 6,500 MWh renewable energy annually.
According to JinkoSolar, its advanced N-type BIPV panels will be spread across the roof and façade of the building providing a power range of 61W to 912W with transparency varying from 3% to 16%. While 16,500 sq. mtr. space on the roof will be covered by solar panels to produce over 3,500 kW, 2,000 sq. mtr. will be used up by BIPV panels, generating more than 5,800 MWh annually, meeting the building’s 100% electricity requirement.
Through this, DEWA is expected to lower its carbon footprint by 145,000 tons in the coming 25 years. JinkoSolar will complete the delivery of BIPV panels by May 2022.
The Chinese company’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Gener Miao said on completion this will become the largest demonstrative BIPV project in the world.
On day 1 of TaiyangNews Solar Module Innovations Conference in November 2021 that focused on BAPV and BIPV applications, JinkoSolar’s Leo Cong in his presentation on BIPV Market Analysis and Product Introduction said his company is set to introduce a PV steel roofing tile.