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Project - Solar Power System - 60 Wells in UAE

1. Applicant Information

Dr. Vinod


Director - Renewable Power Solutions


Abu Dhabi



Karim Kobty - Finance Director
Rajan - Project Manager - RPS
Ramanuj Pandey - Sales Manager - RPS

2. Criteria - Applicants Responses 

Which clean technology categories does your innovation cover?

Solar Power, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency

Please select the category you’re submitting your application for

New Idea

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3. Questionnaire - Applicants Responses 

Proposal/ Submission Title

Project - Solar Power System - 60 Wells in UAE

Problem Statement

We have been invited to survey the site for a-z scope viz. design, engineering, procurement, installation, testing, and commissioning of the Solar Power system for energy independency at 60 different locations in the Abu Dhabi oil field.

The major challenge was not only typical designing, customisation, and optimisation for various sites but also the deadline for the execution of the complete project - thereby providing a viable solution to save energy.

Technical details/ Related Documents/ Project Name/ are not submitted here as per disclosure agreement, but can be submitted, personally.

Which do you think are the innovative factors of your idea?

We were very excited to take up this project as a challenge, however many of them just dropped out, because of the time factor involved for the purpose of research within a short time. The innovative factors of our idea were to provide detailed engineering to show the energy saving within their technical specifications, which was not an easy job.
For the same innovative factors, we had to convince the end user and EPC contractor and we did that through several meetings and presentations by involving our principals like solar/ battery suppliers.
Finally, our innovative design got approval, which had a new generation of energy-saving product types and the latest technology of PV and customized electronics invertors. All the 3 major product lines were chosen from different parts of the world - Batteries from Germany, Solar from Japan, and invertors from the UK.

Which benefits would your idea bring to the industry?

There were tangible and intangible benefits like those that can be measured in financial terms, while intangible benefits cannot be quantified directly in economic terms, but still have a very significant business impact on the end user and as well to the UAE government.
Our major focus was to design a system that could sustain for a long duration with zero breakdown and close to cent percent efficiency. It was not only us but even the client has appreciated our courage to accept the biggest challenge and successfully complete it on time.
Although there are no exact numbers, as the testing is under process, however, there are significant amounts of energy savings from each solar plant... and just to sum up, it is around +10% of saving from the traditional source of energy, which is really a big number and can help to protect the environment and carbon footprint or greenhouse gases. More details can be shared on request, please.

To which challenges does your idea provide a solution to?

There were n number of challenges, we faced during the entire process, however, we enjoyed and learned from each and every incident. Those were not internal like demotivation, and disappointment but also external challenges like human resources, location infra, manufacturing deadlines, geopolitical, shipping, and the biggest corona attack.
But we had strong determination toward the goal, and we stick to our plan and scope of work. We were not in a position to afford LD, because of the low-margin project. Hence we were bound to supply the material on time and at the same time vessels were not available at the ports due to the start of the corona pandemic.
As this typical project was completed with zero losses and on time with significant savings, Myself and team were praised and even I was fortunate to receive the award 'Most Innovative Solar Energy Expert by IBA-UAE.

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