UAE-based self-storage company, The Box Self Storage (The Box) has awarded a contract to the region’s leading sustainable energy provider for businesses, Yellow Door Energy, to supply the solar power system for its newest self-storage, multi-storey facility based in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).
As per the deal, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for investing in, designing, building, commissioning, operating, and maintaining the solar plant. Industrial building owners may lower their energy expenses without any upfront investment or operational risk by collaborating with solar developers while focusing on their core business and reaping the benefits of clean energy.
The new facility will offer open co-working spaces that have been designed to accommodate storage customers such as eCommerce and SME’s in need of a one-stop-shop solution, the company stated.
“The 312 kilowatt-peak rooftop solar plant is expected to generate more than 800,000 kilowatt-hours of clean energy in its first year of operation, equivalent to reducing 300,000 kilograms of carbon emissions or planting 5,600 trees,” according to the company statement. Over 630 solar panels will be installed on the 1,500 square meter roof area. The new facility’s parking will also be equipped with an electric vehicle charger.
“At The Box, we continuously strive for excellence and invest in the best infrastructure to offer the best experience for our customers. The solar agreement with Yellow Door Energy enables us to provide greater well-being for our customers and employees, reduce our electricity costs and enhance our sustainability agenda all while delivering the best customer service and experience. As we officially open our newest facility, we are very excited to have it powered by clean energy.”
As we begin to recover from this pandemic, it is our hope that more businesses will consider solar projects as part of their recovery plans to reduce their electricity costs and achieve their sustainability targets. Yellow Door Energy is honored to contribute to DEWA’s Shams Dubai Program, the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, and the UAE Energy Strategy 2050,” said Mr. Jeremy Crane, Co-Founder, and CEO of Yellow Door Energy.
The Box Self Storage
Founded in 2007, The Box is a leading self-storage provider operating in the region in 4 major cities. The company, which caters to the needs of individuals and organizations, provides a one-stop shop solution for all of their storage and fulfilment needs, both short and long term, as well as packaging supplies, local moves, and international shipping.