MADINAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Tuesday 22 January 2013
Last update 22 January 2013 1:10 am
Madinah municipality will use solar energy to light gardens, parks, public utilities and light poles, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and electricity consumption.
Hamza Khosh, director of the Gardens and Landscaping Department said that the first phase of implementing lighting units with solar energy had been completed at King Fahd gardens."This the first project of its kind. It adheres to the highest Saudi and international standards and specifications, with a total cost of SR 417.726,” he told a local newspaper.
He said that operating the system is done through low currents to achieve the highest level of safety for children visiting the park.
Khosh pointed out that the use of renewable energy in the whole area of the park will help in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and greenhouse gases by 35 tons of carbon dioxide annually. Electricity bills will go down by SR 70,000, not to mention the cost of maintaining the electrical wiring for the entire park area, which is estimated at four million square meters.