Inauguration of the Solar Roofs Project at the German International School Abu Dhabi, 13.12.2011

“Hands-on-science” is now possible for the students at the German International School in Abu Dhabi (GISAD). This is provided by a solar plant installation and the empuron IT package for analysing the plant operation. The idea is to spread renewable energy knowledge and understanding by providing it to students.

The Solar Roofs Programme gives German and Emirati students the opportunity to gain firsthand experience from the photovoltaic power plant which has been installed on the roof of their school, the German International School in Abu Dhabi. The solar project is embedded in a comprehensive package of monitoring, reporting and testing software as well as a comprehensive documentation and visualization of activities. The visit of the photovoltaic installation can be integrated into the curriculum to enable students to experience “hands-on-science”.

The inauguration took place on the 13th of December 2011 at the auditorium of the German International School in Abu Dhabi (GISAD).

The installation of solar panels is part of the worldwide initiative “dena Solar Roofs Programme” coordinated by the German Energy Agency – Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena)- and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology within the initiative “renewables – Made in Germany”.

The power plant was technically implemented by empuron, in cooperation with baer solar, activ solar, ZAE-Bayern and SOLARWATT and represents the second Solar Roofs Project in the UAE.

about dena
The Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – the German Energy Agency – is the centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. dena’s aim is to ensure that energy is used in both a national and international context as efficiently, safely and economically as possible with the least possible impact on climate. dena is working with stakeholders from the worlds of politics and business and from society at large to achieve this aim. Shareholders in dena are the Federal Republic of Germany, KfW Bankengruppe, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG.

about “renewables – Made in Germany”
The initiative “renewables – Made in Germany” was launched by the German Parliament in 2002 and is run by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The main objective is to contribute to climate protection by stimulating the acceptance and use of renewable energy around the world.
By showcasing Germany’s technical expertise in the field of renewable energy and by organising business trips to and from Germany, the export initiative facilitates business contacts between companies in Germany and abroad. The platform renewables – Made in Germany provides information about German renewable energy technologies and contact data of German suppliers.

about the dena Solar Roofs Programme
The “dena Solar Roofs Programme” was developed by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – the German Energy Agency. Launched in 2004, this programme, co-financed by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, supports German solar energy companies entering new markets. Within the framework of the programme reference and demonstration projects are installed on the roofs of designated institutions in different countries around the world. The installation is accompanied by comprehensive marketing and training programmes. These “beacon projects” impressively present high-quality solar technology Made in Germany.

empuron AG is providing Service and Monitoring systems to secure stable energy production for the life span of PV plants. Together with its partners empuron provides a full set of services for PV plants: engineering, monitoring, analysis, quality assurance and metering for plants.

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