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Solar-power to cool Dubai bus shelters

Dubai's Roads and Transport Agency has is planning to tap solar energy to provide power to non-operational air conditioning units at bus shelters across the emirate, Gulf News has reported. Out of the 600 bus shelters across the city at least 50 or 60 shelters do not have an air conditioner, while there are several others whose air conditioners are not working. "There are issues of power and cabling in some areas. We are working with authorities concerned, we are also exploring different alternative sources of energy for these shelters, including solar energy, which would be tried at a few stations," said Eisa Al Dossari, CEO of RTA's Public Transport Agency.