Riffa Views yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a leading renewable energy solutions company, Next Energy, for the deployment of a solar power system to generate electricity. The move, according to Osama Al Khajah, Chairman of Next Energy, will eliminate 45,529 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from Riffa Views footprint.
This, he said, is equivalent to planting 1,060,584 trees, or driving reduced by 145,659,066 km, or 4,642,881 gallons of gasoline or displacing CO2 emissions from the annual electric use of 5,154 homes or burning of 22,176 tons of coal.
Yasser Alraee, Managing Director of Riffa Views, stated: “Since inception, Riffa Views has used recycled water for irrigation of common area landscaping, using its own treatment plant. The solar power project is another major step towards creating a self-sustainable community that shall help to preserve the environment.”