Yellow Door Energy to install solar PV plant at Elcome’s headquarters in Dubai

rooftop patrickmoore sxc.huYellow Door Energy (YDE), a Dubai-based firm that invests in and operates distributed solar and energy efficiency assets, has announced that it will begin the installation of a 311kWp rooftop solar PV plant at Elcome’s headquarters located in Dubai Investments Park

Elcome is a marine technology system integration and services company. Yellow Door Energy will manage the construction, operation and maintenance of the solar PV plant for the next 20 years. The solar lease structure eliminates the need for Elcome to make a capital investment and take on operational risk, allowing them to focus on their core business.

The solar PV system will generate approximately 503,050kWh per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 354 tonnes 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 specialised in commercial-industrial scale systems. Construction of the project will commence in September 2017 and the plant is expected to be operational by the end of the year.

Jeremy Crane, CEO of Yellow Door Energy, said, “As a technology leader in Dubai for nearly 50 years, it is natural for Elcome to adopt solar power. We are excited to be able to provide them with an installation at zero cost, which offers them long-term savings.”

Jimmy Grewal, executive director of Elcome, added, “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 first step was to partner with Yellow Door Energy to source a significant portion of our power requirement from clean sources while saving money in the process. We will be making investments in new energy consumption monitoring and management systems in the coming year to further reduce our dependency on the grid.”

The rooftop solar PV installation represents another important success under the ‘Shams Dubai’ initiative, launched by the DEWA to regulate solar energy generation in buildings and to move the emirate one step closer to achieving its vision of seven per cent renewable energy by 2020 and 15 per cent by 2030.

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