University of Dubai – University of Dubai becomes first net-zero energy building in the region

The University of Dubai, a fully owned subsidiary of Dubai Chamber, was named the first net-zero energy building in the region after CleanMax commissioned a 1.7 MW ground mounted solar plant at its campus in Academic City.

CleanMax built the solar plant under the EPC model, providing full-scope engineering, design, installation, operation and maintenance services.

The solar plant is one of the largest at any university in the Middle East region and will offset 100% of the university’s annual electricity requirement.

Quick Facts


Academic City, Dubai


1.7 MWp

Type Of System

Ground Mounted

Annual Solar Plant Output

2.72 MWh

% of consumption offset by solar


Carbon dioxide emissions abated

2040 tons per annum

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