Sharjah Sustainable City, a fully sustainable community by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Diamond Developers, will be the first community in the region to give residents access to a renewable energy storage solution. The move comes after SEE Institute, the research and development arm in The Sustainable City entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hager Group, an international company specialised in renewable energy storage. The agreement, of which Sharjah Sustainable City is the first beneficiary, formalises an ongoing relationship with the German-based company to test and deploy the latest technologies and innovations in demand management and smart energy solutions.
The partnership with Hager Group is aligned with the wider brand – The Sustainable City, which supports innovation through pilot programmes, prototype testing, and helping to present complex solutions in a real-life context. Sharjah Sustainable City retains an agile and ever-evolving outlook towards a low carbon future and is committed to promoting the transfer of sustainability know-how. Hager Group offers varied energy solutions such as battery storage, EV charging stations (EEBUS), and energy management systems that allow users to control and balance different energy sources and loads.
Pilot programme part of an ongoing partnership with Hager Group
Yousef Ahmed Al-Mutawa, Chief Executive Officer of Sharjah Sustainable City, said: “We prioritise innovation and leverage the smartest technologies to drive efficiencies across all our sustainability targets. Renewable energy is one of the biggest contributors towards achieving net-zero carbon, and this partnership with Hager Group will allow us to reach the highest possible energy efficiencies and the lowest energy intensities in our development. Sharjah Sustainable City is proud to be the first beneficiaries of this MoU signed by SEE Institute, our invaluable knowledge hub.”
Battery storage for renewable energy comes after signing MoU with SEE Institute
Torsten Hager, Future Energy Solutions International Corporate Strategy Director Hager Group, said: “To reach the global targets of carbon neutrality and to realise a sustainable renewable energy supply, we need to integrate energy storage systems and management to control devices.
Our partnership with Sharjah Sustainable City will allow us to demonstrate together new innovative solutions, which will shape the future of sustainable buildings.”
Energy storage is crucial in reaching net zero carbon targets
Sharjah Sustainable City aims to be a leader in shaping the way towards a cleaner and greener world. Partnerships and knowledge sharing are key components towards this goal as well as piloting prototypes and testing new ideas. The MoU with Hager Group is only one example of the many ways The Sustainable City projects are building ties all over the world, therefore creating a ripple effect of climate actions, leading the way towards sustainable living.