Schneider Electric will provide energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for Masdar City – the 6 km2 clean and renewable technology cluster in Abu Dhabi.
The mutual agreement outlines the delivery of a ‘living laboratory’ Innovation Center at the renewable energy project Masdar City, which will incorporate both a Research and Development Facility and a Technical Centre of Excellence.
The R&D facility will focus on long-term sustainable technology research in green building (energy efficiency initiatives), smart grids (city-wide management system), water (district cooling, treatment plants) and ICT (data centres, smart buildings). The centre of excellence will be a laboratory addressing current design practices utilised in Masdar City with the view to ensuring optimum efficiency and integration.
Parts of the work will include the development of turnkey solutions for solar farms at Masdar City, and the establishment of a Schneider Electric Innovation and Application Competency Centre in collaboration with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, which is located at Masdar City.
Masdar City will also benefit from Schneider Electric’s Ecostruxure architecture which unites its expertise in power, data centres, process and machines, building control, and physical security to optimise energy efficiencies across multiple domains, Schneider Electric says.