Utilities Middle East
MAPEI and Yellow Door Energy partner on 1.2MWp rooftop solar project in Dubai
Italian construction giant, MAPEI Construction Chemicals, will install over 2,200 solar panels at its manufacturing plant in Dubai to generate over 1,922,000 kilowatt-hours of clean energy in its first year of operation
MAPEI Construction Chemicals LLC, the fully owned subsidiary of MAPEI Group, has partnered with UAE-based sustainable energy provider, Yellow Door Energy, to install over 2,200 solar panels at its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Dubai Investment Park, UAE.
The colossal 1.2-megawatt solar plant will generate 1,922,000 kilowatt-hours of clean energy in its first year of operations.
Installation of the solar panels will commence in early 2022 and will cover an area of approximately 8,900 square meters of the plant’s rooftop, significantly lowering its electricity costs, with 85% of the Italian manufacturer’s energy consumption needs being generated through the solar lease.
The manufacturing plant will reduce MAPEI’s carbon emissions by 800 tonnes, equivalent to carbon emissions generated from electricity usage of 145 homes for one year or charging 97 million smart phones.
“MAPEI is at the forefront of solutions that are in the best interest of the environment and communities across the world,” said Stefano Iannacone, Director – Middle East & Africa for MAPEI.
“We are delighted to contribute towards the UAE’s Net Zero initiative and will continue to implement forwardthinking sustainable solutions that can positively impact all stakeholders.”
Rory McCarthy, Chief Commercial Officer of Yellow Door Energy, said: “We are honoured to partner with MAPEI.”