UAE wind energy project – level 3

11-10-2023 07:00

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has unveiled its first large-scale wind energy project, a 103.5-megawatt initiative by renewable energy firm Masdar.

This development is part of the UAE’s efforts to promote renewable energy ahead of hosting the COP 28 climate summit. The wind project will generate power for over 23,000 homes annually across four locations and is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 120,000 tons yearly, equivalent to removing 26,000 cars from the roads.

Masdar collaborated with PowerChina and GoldWind International to design turbines capable of harnessing low wind speeds, thanks to advancements in materials science and aerodynamics. Notably, the UAE’s move toward renewable energy is complemented by its focus on nuclear and solar energy.

Difficult words: harness (to control and make use of, especially to produce energy), aerodynamics (the study of the properties of moving air and the interaction between the air and solid objects), complement (to help make something or someone more complete or effective).

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