Nestlé Pure Life, the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) region’s leading bottled water brand, has partnered with UAE-based Yellow Door Energy to install a solar power plant at its Dubai manufacturing facility.
The solar plant will generate 2,400 megawatt-hours of renewable electricity which will reduce carbon emission by one million kilograms per year. This is part of how Nestlé addresses CO2 emissions, in line with its Net Zero emissions roadmap by 2050.
Over 2,500 solar panels have been installed on a carport structure to meet 80 percent of the factory’s energy consumption. The carport structure measures six meters in height and provides shading for 72 Nestlé Waters distribution trucks. Robots are used to regularly clean the panels’ surface in order to maximize energy generation efficiency and optimize visual aesthetics.
“Congratulations to Nestlé on this achievement towards Net Zero. Solar power is an integral part of any visionary business that wants to champion sustainability and profitability. This is Yellow Door Energy’s third project with Nestlé and our company looks forward to expanding and strengthening this partnership for many years to come. As a UAE-based solar developer, it is our humble privilege to contribute towards the UAE’s Clean Energy Strategy and the Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.”
Mr. Matthias Riehle, Business Executive Officer of Nestlé Waters Middle East North Africa, said that “The solar lease with Yellow Door Energy brings us closer to our commitment to power all our facilities with renewable electricity by 2025. Today, I am honored to inaugurate this solar carport, which will produce 2,400 megawatt-hours of renewable electricity and reduce carbon emission by one million kilograms annually. This is one key milestone in our exciting journey towards Net Zero Emissions by 2050.”
As the solar lease provider, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for financing, designing, building, commissioning, operating, and maintaining the solar plant during the lease term. By working with solar developers, businesses can reduce their energy costs without any upfront investment or operational risk, while maintaining focus on their core business and enjoying the benefits of clean energy.