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ABB showcases expertise

01 February 2015

ABB, the power and automation technology group, participated at the World Future Energy Summit 2015 (WFES) in Abu Dhabi showcasing a host of solar and energy-efficiency products and solutions.

WFES is the anchoring event of the Masdar-hosted Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) that took place from January 17 to 24 and included the third International Water Summit (IWS), the second edition of EcoWaste, and the Zayed Future Energy Prize. The week coincided with the fifth general assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).

“ABB has a firm foothold in the renewable space of the UAE energy landscape. We have been recognised for our contributions by being conferred the Zayed Energy Future Prize in 2014. We have some exciting solar projects in the region and want to continue with our efforts towards improving energy efficiency across industries and cities in the region,” said Carlos Pone, managing director, UAE.

“We have also forged a partnership with Solar Impulse, the first solar powered airplane to embark on a round-the-world trip. The plane will take off from Abu Dhabi and we are extremely proud to be backing this mission,” he said.

“As a group, we firmly believe that we have to decouple economic growth from environmental pollution: less energy per unit of GDP, less pollution per unit of energy. The area in which we are most advanced is undoubtedly energy-efficient, environmentally friendly technology.”

At the ABB stand at the summit, there was a range of products from electric car chargers to power managers, which Pone said help businesses to be run efficiently and responsibly.

The installed base of ABB’s energy-efficient drives have saved the equivalent of the energy consumption of about 37 million households in the US, the company says.

At the summit, ABB showcased residential, commercial and utility scale inverter solutions, low voltage breakers and switches, PV tracking systems, grid connection and integration including micro and smart grids, energy storage solutions and building automation systems delivering energy savings of up to 30 per cent.

As a supporter of Solar Impulse, ABB invited visitors to witness a world first and take control of the first round-the-world flight in a plane powered by the sun. At the stand in Hall 5, participants played the Solar Impulse Flight simulator game and explored ABB’s solar and energy efficiency offerings.

The ABB group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

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