AMI Middle East installs solar plant on warehouse roof
AMI Middle East has installed a 615 kWh solar PV plant on the roof of its logistics hub in Jebel Ali Freezone, becoming the first freight forwarder in the UAE to use solar energy on this scale.
Construction on the project commenced in April 2017 and the plant was finished at the end of July 2017 and is now fully operational.
This solar PV system will generate approximately 950,628 kWh per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 668 tons annually.
Yellow Door Energy carried out the installation for AMI.
“AMI has been a leader in their industry in using clean energy sources, and we are proud to be supporting the next stage of their journey towards sustainability,” said Jeremy Crane, the CEO of Yellow Door Energy.
“The project will help AMI meet their medium to long-term energy needs while achieving significant savings on their electricity bills, as well as reducing their annual carbon footprint. Importantly, the solar lease structure eliminates the need for investment from AMI, which means they will only need to pay for the electricity they use,” he added.
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 moves the emirate one step closer to achieving its vision of seven per cent renewable energy by 2020 and 15 per cent by 2030.