SirajPower to set up solar power plant on top of Apparel Group warehouses

SirajPower to set up solar power plant on top of Apparel Group warehouses
Published: 23 October 2018 - 6 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

News in brief:

-SirajPower will install, finance and operate a 1.8MWp solar plant on the top of two of Apparel’s Group’s warehouses in JAFZA

-The solar plant is expected to cover more than 50% of the company’s electricity consumptions

-SirajPower currently has 16 plants in Dubai in operation or under construction for a total capacity of around 30MWp


Solar rooftop specialists SirajPower has signed a new leasing agreement for a solar system with Apparel Group, a fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate.

SirajPower’s 15 year’s leasing scheme under which it will install, finance and operate a 1.8 MWp PV system on two of Apparel’s warehouses in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA).

The solar plant is expected to cover more than 50% of the company’s electricity consumptions, saving 1,750 tons of CO2 during the first year of operation.

David Auriau, director at SirajPower said: “Since the beginning of our operations, we have been committed to supporting the Shams initiative. Within a short period of time, we successfully attracted and partnered with major industrial players that adopted our unique solar leasing model to embrace a green footprint in their operations.

Nilesh Ved, chairman, Apparel Group said: “Our partnership with SirajPower is a milestone for us as we start growing our business in a more sustainable way whilst also making consistent energy savings to create a greener footprint.

“The ‘Energy Strategy 2050’ launched by UAE’s leadership mandates the adoption of innovative solutions to protect the environment for our current & future generation and become responsible corporate citizens; hence our partnership with SirajPower became natural as this partnership fulfils the vision to lead implementation of a sustainable initiative”.

SirajPower currently has 16 plants in Dubai in operation or under construction for a total capacity of around 30 MWp.

The company has already inked three agreements in 2018 including Al Abbar Aluminium, Landmark Group, Apparel Group and is expected to bring on-board other prominent UAE business soon.

 

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