Construction of the largest distributed solar rooftop project in the Middle
East is now underway after DP World commissioned the installation of rooftop solar panels on its Dubai facilities as part of its continued efforts to reduce its carbon emissions.
DP World has appointed Green Energy Tomorrow, Phanes Group’s rooftop solar specialist, to deliver the solar panels on its warehouses, office buildings and car parks in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) and Mina Rashid Port. The scheme will have major environmental benefits and reflects DP World’s commitment to being a world leader in sustainability.
Once phase one is completed in 2017, the project will provide enough clean power for 3,000 homes a year. It will result in 22,000 tonnes of carbon being saved annually, equivalent to taking 4,500 cars off the road. The solar panels will additionally provide 40% of the total energy consumption of JAFZA, one of the world’s largest free trade zones.