The 312 kW-peak rooftop solar plant is expected to generate more than 800,000 kW-hours of clean energy in its first year
UAE-based storage company The Box Self Storage has selected Yellow Door Energy to supply the solar power system for its newest self-storage, multi storey facility based in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).
The 312 kilowatt-peak rooftop solar plant is expected to generate more than 800,000 kilowatt-hours of clean energy in its first year of operation, equivalent to reducing 300,000 kilograms of carbon emissions or planting 5,600 trees, said Yellow Door Energy in a statement.
Through the terms of the contract, Yellow Door Energy will be responsible for investing in, designing, building, commissioning, operating and maintaining the solar plant for the duration of the agreement.
“At The Box, we continuously strive for excellence and invest in the best infrastructure to offer the best experience for our customers,” said Wadih Haddad, CEO, The Box Self Storage. “The solar agreement with Yellow Door Energy enables us to provide a greater well-being for our customers and employees, reduce our electricity costs and enhance our sustainability agenda, all while delivering the best customer service and experience. As we officially open our newest facility, we are very excited to having it powered by clean energy.”
A total of over 630 solar panels will be installed to cover 1,500 square meters of roof space at the facility. The new facility’s parking will also be equipped with an electric vehicle charger.
Yellow Door Energy said that by working with solar developers, industrial building owners can reduce their energy costs without any upfront investment or operational risk, while maintaining focus on their core business and enjoying the benefits of clean energy.
Jeremy Crane, Co-Founder and CEO of Yellow Door Energy, added: “We are very proud to support The Box Self Storage’s transition to clean energy in light of the opening of their newest facility in DMCC. As we begin to recover from this pandemic, it is our hope that more businesses will consider solar projects as part of their recovery plans to reduce their electricity costs and achieve their sustainability targets. Yellow Door Energy is honored to contribute to DEWA’s Shams Dubai Program, the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan and the UAE Energy Strategy 2050.”