The completed solar carport at Al Nabooda Automobiles, Body & Paint Shop and Test Facility in Dubai Industrial City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 17, 2020: 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.
K Rajaram, CEO of Al Nabooda Automobiles, said: “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.”
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. We are proud of Al Nabooda Automobiles’ continued efforts to prioritise sustainable practices and we encourage all companies, operating within Dubai Industrial City and beyond, to follow suit and work towards a cleaner, more sustainable future for Dubai and the UAE.”
Jeremy Crane, CEO and Co-Founder of Yellow Door Energy, said: “We are proud to support Al Nabooda Automobiles’ sustainability endeavor through the development of the solar carport and rooftop solar plant. We hope businesses in Dubai Industrial City will soon recover from the pandemic and consider solar projects to reduce electricity costs. Yellow Door Energy is honored to contribute to DEWA’s Shams Dubai Program and the UAE Energy Strategy 2050.”
As the solar developer, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for investing in, designing, building, commissioning, operating and maintaining the solar plant for the duration of the contract. Solar developments are gaining popularity among industrial building owners who want to reduce energy costs without any upfront investment or operational risk, while maintaining focus on their core business and enjoying the benefits of clean energy.
ABOUT AL NABOODA AUTOMOBILES L.L.C.
Established in 1976 as a part of Khalifa Juma Al Nabooda group, Al Nabooda Automobiles LLC is the authorized dealer in Dubai and Northern Emirates for Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen. As exclusive distributors for these coveted automobile brands, Al Nabooda Automobiles LLC offers customers a range of products and services that match the professionalism of the companies they represent. Ten luxurious showrooms set up at locations in Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah and Service Centers in Dubai and now also in Sharjah and Fujairah put customers in the driving seat.
ABOUT DUBAI INDUSTRIAL CITY
Dubai Industrial City, a member of TECOM, provides intelligent infrastructure and integrated solutions for manufacturers and businesses. It is a key stakeholder in the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, tasked with developing priority areas including the Food and Beverage industry. The hub is home to over 280 factories and more than 750 business partners in sector-specific zones, including major local and multinational organisations such as Unilever, Patchi, Almarai Group, BASF, Asmak, Badia Farms, Al Futtaim Logistics and Al Shayea.
Offering a cost-effective and efficient business environment for the region’s manufacturing sector, Dubai Industrial City today serves as an enabling ecosystem for manufacturing and logistics with its integrated offerings of industrial land, state-of-the-art warehousing, office space, retail space, showrooms, and worker accommodation. https://dubaiindustrialcity.ae
ABOUT YELLOW DOOR ENERGY
Yellow Door Energy is the leading sustainable energy partner for businesses, serving commercial and industrial customers in the Middle East and South Asia. The company’s solar and energy efficiency solutions enable businesses to reduce energy costs, improve power reliability and lower carbon emissions. Yellow Door Energy’s shareholders include the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Mitsui, Equinor, and APICORP.