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RTA testing solar-powered Dubai bus stops

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a pilot project at two bus stops in the emirate aimed at tapping solar energy to power the air conditioners and lighting, Gulf News has reported. The project, if successful, will also help RTA to go ahead with its proposed expansion of AC bus shelter projects at more than 1,500 of its bus stops across the city. “We are looking at various options to power our bus shelters and solar energy is one of the options as it is readily available. We are currently doing trials at two bus stops in Al Jafliya and studying its performance,” said CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency, Dr Yousuf Al Ali.