Friday 19 August 2022
Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE, a manufacturer of air conditioning, heating, ventilation, and refrigerant solutions, has launched a new solar plant at its headquarters in Dubai.
The project is based on a solar lease from Yellow Door Energy, a UAE-based solar power developer for businesses, and will help Daikin move closer to its Net-Zero By 2050 target.
Located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, Daikin’s headquarters serves as the base of operations for more than 300 employees that service the Middle Eastern and African markets.
The facility is situated on 22,000 square meters of land, with the building and warehouse amounting to 7,500 square meters, and combines the training academy, air-handling unit factory, and a future flagship experience center.
The installed solar plant at Daikin’s facilities has a capacity of 515 kilowatt-peak and is expected to generate 826,000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity in the first year of operation.
Close to 1,000 solar panels have been installed on the roof of Daikin’s facility, meeting more than 80% of its energy consumption needs. The solar plant will help reduce carbon emissions by over 300 tons annually, which is in line with Dubai’s Carbon Abatement Strategy 2030.
As the solar lease provider, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for financing, designing, building, commissioning, operating, and maintaining the solar plant during the lease term.