Utilities Middle East

YDE launches 3.1MWp solar carport and rooftop plant for Al Nabooda

The solar carport and rooftop solar plant are expected to generate 4,620 megawatt-hours (MWh) of clean energy in the first year of operation

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Yellow Door Energy, a UAE-based sustainabl­e energy provider for businesses, has successful­ly commission­ed a 3.1 megawatt-peak (MWp) solar carport and rooftop solar plant for Al Nabooda Automobile­s L.L.C.

Located in Dubai Industrial City, the solar carport and rooftop solar plant are expected to generate 4,620 megawatt-hours (MWh) of clean energy in the first year of operation, equivalent to reducing 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

The solar carport covers 747 parking spaces, making it one of the largest solar carports in the UAE. Together, the solar carport and rooftop solar plant comprise of more than 11,000 solar panels and span an area of 35,000 square meters. They will meet 90% of the facility’s energy consumptio­n needs and help Al Nabooda Automobile­s significan­tly reduce electricit­y costs.

“Innovation is integral to Al Nabooda Automobile­s, and today our state-of-the-art body and paint shop in Dubai Industrial City is also home to one of the largest solar carports in the UAE. The solar project with Yellow Door Energy enables us to reduce our electricit­y costs, switch to clean energy and maintain our innovation leadership. We look forward to having the solar carport and rooftop solar plant generate clean renewable energy for many years to come,” said K Rajaram, CEO of Al Nabooda Automobile­s.

Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Managing Director of Dubai Industrial City, said: “Sustainabi­lity is a national imperative and one that Dubai Industrial City has not shied away from. In line with the vision of our leaders to increase clean energy’s contributi­on to the overall electricit­y energy mix, we continue to work with our business partners to ensure that their operations are clean and green. The decision undertaken by Al Nabooda Automobile­s to launch this solar project is one that we wholeheart­edly support.”

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