India’s Cleanmax Solar has commissioned a 1.2 MWp rooftop solar plant for Dubai’s building materials company Danube Group at its manufacturing facility in Techno Park. The project is expected to save Danube $81,680 (AED300,000) per annum on electricity bills.
The build-own-operate project spans four buildings and is owned and operated by Cleanmax Solar, with Danube paying for solar power as and when it is generated.
The project—part of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa) Shams Dubai programme—will allow Danube to sell excess power generated by the solar plant to the emirate’s grid, with the company receiving credits for units sold.
Danube is expected to abate 845 tonnes of CO2 per annum with the project, Cleanmax Solar said in a statement.
Commenting on the project, Danube Group’s founder and chairman, Rizwan Sajan, said: “Thanks to the wise leadership, the UAE has decided to diversify its energy mix in order to sustain its progress and at the same time minimise the environmental impact that may arise from burning fuel. Keeping this in mind, visionary government of UAE launched Dubai Clean Energy Strategy.
“Under this strategy, they aim to have 25% of solar energy in the energy mix by 2030. We completely support this vision and are aligning our business objectives towards achieving a sustainable future.
“Clean energy transition is no longer an option, but a necessity and Danube Group is proud to associate with Cleanmax Solar.”
Co-founder and chief executive officer of Cleanmax Solar Mena, Sushant Arora, added: “Danube Group is committed towards providing environment-friendly products and services that can truly be achieved through the incorporation of solar energy across every stage of its operations, and we are proud to assist them in this cause.
“Buildings are among the highest consumers of power and renowned companies like the Danube Group are adopting solar energy to achieve the twin benefits of profit improvement and carbon footprint reduction.”