Dubai Investments teams up with TotalEnergies to install solar panels on its glass manufacturing facilities
26 Dec 2021
Rooftop systems on Emirates Glass and Lumiglass Industries to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 1,200 tonnes annually, powering group’s drive to renewable energy and sustainable practices
Dubai Investments has partnered with TotalEnergies to install photovoltaic (PV) rooftop systems on its Emirates Glass and Lumiglass Industries facilities in the UAE, promoting the use of solar energy inline with its commitment to sustainable practices.
Dubai Investments said the implementation of solar panels on the two glass manufacturing facilities will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 1,200 tonnes annually, equivalent to planting approximately 30,000 trees.
Rizwanulla Khan, executive president – Emirates Glass LLC and Lumiglass Industries, said: “Keeping up with the sustainability initiatives of our group company Dubai Investments, the Emirates Glass and Lumiglass facilities have played an active part in the company’s clean, green and sustainable initiatives.
The Emirates Glass facility has continued to install LED lightings at the factory and office premises and has successfully achieved 100% light replacement in office areas and 70% at the factory.
“The rooftop solar panel installation at both Emirates Glass and Lumiglass facilities is an extension of the sustainable initiatives and is aimed at reducing the reliance on grid-energy as well energy costs. These solar panels are expected to generate around 2,800 megawatt-hours (MWh) of green energy per year from the two locations.”
Hamady Sy, managing director, TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation, Middle East and Africa, added: “TotalEnergies in the Middle East is actively contributing to the development of solar energy in the UAE partially through creating long-term impactful partnerships like the one we have with Dubai Investments.
“These projects for Emirates Glass and Lumiglass Industries represent the dedication that Dubai Investments has to take sustainable actions and we are proud to partner with these companies to support them with this initiative.”
Constructed with approximately 3,000 PV panels, the 1.20 megawatt-peak (MWp) solar rooftop system is expected to produce over 1,900 (MWh) annually. The electricity generated by the solar roof top will cover around 19% of Emirates Glass facilities’ energy needs.
Earlier this year, another solar PV rooftop was finalised with TotalEnergies for Lumiglass Industries. The 0.55 MWp solar rooftop system is made up of more than 1,400 PV panels, covering a surface equivalent to approximately 11 tennis courts. The solar system is expected to produce over 800 MWh per year and will cover about 18% of the facility’s energy needs.
Dubai Investments said these projects and partnerships are part of its commitment to adopt modern technology and innovative concepts in its efforts to achieve business excellence and sustainable growth.