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Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Enel X lights up Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Enel X installations and smart meters create spectacular lightscapes and show the benefits of responsible energy consumption

Published on October 13th , 2021

Enel Group is Premium Provider at Expo 2020 Dubai Italy Pavilion

The Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai embodies the theme of “beauty that connects people” and showcases cutting edge technologies deployed in the name of sustainability, the circular economy and digital architecture. As Premium Provider for the Italy Pavilion, Enel designed an innovative lighting system that creates breathtaking effects, bringing visitors' emotions to new heights. At the same time, a digital energy consumption monitoring system with IoT technology shows visitors the benefits of conscious choices for sustainable urban development.

What is Expo 2020 Dubai and how long does it last?

Expo 2020 Dubai is a universal exhibition that runs in the United Arab Emirates from October 1, 2021, to 31 March 2022. For 170 years, universal exhibitions have showcased the greatest innovations that have shaped the world we live in. A total of 192 countries are taking part in Expo 2020 Dubai, whose theme is "Connecting Minds and Creating the Future" across three main areas: sustainability, mobility and opportunity. The 2020 Dubai exhibition was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How does Enel X contribute to Expo 2020 Dubai?

Enel X created two dynamic light installations, called "Second Sun" and "Second Moon", specifically for the Italian pavilion at Expo 2020. Five meters in diameter and containing 320 LED lights, they create spectacular lightscapes by changing their color temperature in line with the circadian rhythm over a span of 24 hours. The LED lights are a metaphor for energy in 2021: digital, inclusive, and responsive to customers' needs. In addition, a smart metering system installed on the Second Sun power lines simulates the real-time monitoring of a home's energy consumption over the course of one day. Enel X is at the forefront in terms of smart metering solutions, which foster responsible choices for a sustainable energy future.
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