311 kWp solar PV plant at Elcome’s headquarters located in Dubai Investments Park, Dubai, UAE.
The solar PV system will generate approximately 503,050 kWh per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 354 tons annually, which is equivalent to planting 9,162 tree seedlings per year. The EPC contractor for the project will be Enerwhere, a Dubai-based, DEWA-certified solar company specialized in commercial-industrial scale systems. Construction of the project is expected to be operational by the end of the year.
Jimmy Grewal, Executive Director of Elcome, said, “We design and deliver cutting edge electrical and automation systems for ships of all types, helping our customers improve the efficiency of their fleets. It was time for us to do the same for our headquarters in Dubai.”
The rooftop solar PV installation represents another important success under the ‘Shams Dubai’ initiative, launched by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to regulate solar energy generation in buildings, and to move the Emirate one step closer to achieving its vision of 7% renewable energy by 2020 and 15% by 2030.
The project is finance and managed by Yellow Door Energy with Enerwhere acting as EPC contractors.