Solar project supports DHL’s sustainability ambitions to become a net-zero logistics company by 2050
In line with its global sustainability ambitions to become a net-zero logistics company by 2050, DHL Express is investing in solar power projects across all its regional facilities, with the first solar photovoltaic (PV) installation completed in its Amman, Jordan facility, which will reduce energy consumption by 100%.
DHL has installed 434 solar panels in its Jordan facility, in partnership with Yellow Door Energy, the leading sustainable energy partner for businesses in the region. The solar plant is expected to produce 294 kWh of clean energy in the first year of operation, which would cover 100% of the facility’s energy consumption needs while halving the facility’s electricity costs.
“Our investments in solar systems form part of a long-term strategy to reduce our energy consumption across our operations by tapping into renewable solutions and alternative energy supplies,” commented Bachi Spiga, Head of Operations, DHL Express MENA.
The PV installation is under a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) solar agreement that is managed by Yellow Door Energy. As the solar developer, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for financing, designing, building, operating and maintaining the solar plant until the system is transferred to DHL at the end of the BOOT term.
The solar energy system has net metering, which ensures that any excess energy produced will be stored by the system’s electric grid and credited back to DHL.
“Yellow Door Energy continues to help companies significantly lower energy costs and become sustainability champions. We look forward to providing clean energy for DHL for many years to come,” stated Rory McCarthy, Chief Commercial Officer, Yellow Door Energy.