The implementation of solar panels on the two glass manufacturing facilities will reduce carbon dioxide emissions
Dubai Investments has further strengthened its partnership with TotalEnergies by installing photovoltaic (PV) rooftop systems on its Emirates Glass and Lumiglass Industries facilities in the UAE, promoting the use of solar energy.
The implementation of solar panels on the two glass manufacturing facilities will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 1,200 tonnes annually, equivalent to planting approximately 30,000 trees.
“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 these two locations,” commented Rizwanulla Khan, Executive President – Emirates Glass and Lumiglass Industries.
“TotalEnergies in the Middle East is actively contributing to the development of solar energy in the United Arab Emirates partially through creating long-term impactful partnerships like the one we have with Dubai Investments,” remarked Hamady Sy, Managing Director, TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Middle East and Africa.
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 finalized 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.