The Principality of Monaco said it has reached a crucial stage in the construction of its country pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai with the installation of solar panels at the facility, which is inspired by the 62-m-tall Rock of Monaco.
From now on, the electricity produced by these solar panels will supply the Dubai power grid network. The electricity generated during the one-year period starting from March 1, 2021 will be given back to Monaco pavilion during the six months of its operation at Expo 2020 in order to offset its consumption.
Last month, a high-level delegation from Monaco comprising Madame Mireille Pettiti, President of Monaco Inter Expo, Richard Milanesio, Advisor to the Sovereign Prince’s Cabinet, and Thomas Battaglione, General Director of Société Monégasque d’Electricité et de Gaz (SMEG), essential partner of Monaco Pavilion took part in the ceremony to mark the solar panel installation work at the Expo 2020 site.
It was attended by Reem Al Hashimi, Minister of State for the International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, Pierre Dartout, Minister of State of Monaco and Albert Croesi, General Commissioner of the Monegasque Pavilion.