ABB showcases solar and energy efficiency expertise at the World Future Energy Summit 2015

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 18, 2015 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is participating 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), taking place from January 17 – 24 that includes the third International Water Summit (IWS), the second edition of EcoWASTE, and the Zayed Future Energy Prize. The week will also coincide 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 recognized 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 to 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 our ABB stand at the summit, you will find a range of products from electric car chargers to power managers and all of them will help you run businesses efficiently and responsibly,” he added.

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.

At the summit, ABB will showcase: residential, commercial and utility scale inverter solutions, low voltage breakers & 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%.

In addition, as a proud supporter of Solar Impulse, ABB invites you 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 can play the Solar Impulse Flight simulator game and explore ABB’s solar and energy efficiency offerings.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

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