US-headquartered technology and engineering giant Emerson announced on Monday that it is setting up one of the largest rooftop solar plants in Dubai at its Middle East and Africa (MEA) head office.
The company said in a statement that the rooftop solar plant, implemented under the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Shams Dubai programme, would be the largest in a single location within Jebel Ali.
Emerson said it has signed an agreement with UAE-based solar power company SirajPower to implement the 2.6 megawatt peak rooftop solar plant, which will span across four of Emerson’s warehouses and office buildings in Jebel Ali South.
The plant is expected to go live before year-end, the statement said.
The rooftop solar plant will be financed, designed, constructed, and operated by SirajPower, and consist of 5,489 solar panels covering a roof area of 19,340 square metres.
The 2.6 MWp solar power plant will produce 3.923 gigawatt hours of clean energy annually and reduce Emerson’s carbon emissions by 2,891 metric tonnes annually.
Along with SirajPower, Emerson also appointed Clenergize Solar Consultants as comprehensive advisor to cover the specifications, tendering, contract management, design reviews, and project management.
(Writing by N Madhura; Editing by Anoop Menon)
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