GAC and Total Solar Distributed Generation Middle East are celebrating a successful year since the first joint solar project at GAC’s Dubai South contract logistics facility was commissioned. Since then, the installation has generated 5 million kilowatt-hour (kWh) of renewable electricity, exceeding the forecast 4.2 million kWh and reduced CO2 emissions by an estimated 2,000 tonnes or the equivalent of planting 35,000 trees. Following this first success, GAC and Total Solar DG have two other projects in the pipeline to be completed by the end of the year.
A second 2.60 MW project is in progress at the GAC Logistics Park in Jebel Ali Free Zone and is due to be completed in July. A third 2.87MW solar rooftop project for another site in Jebel Ali Free Zone is scheduled for completion in the latter part of 2021.
This partnership with Total Solar DG Middle East is helping to reduce GAC facilities carbon footprint to enable it to secure a more sustainable future in Dubai. When completed, the three projects will result in a cumulative reduction of approximately 5,600 tonnes of CO2 per year.