Danube Group installs rooftop solar plant at Techno Park facility

Company to save $81,000 by adopting solar energy with CleanMax Solar.

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The project also has an added benefit of net metering under the Shams Dubai programme.
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The project also has an added benefit of net metering under the Shams Dubai programme.

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CleanMax Solar has partnered with Danube Group to commission a 1,200 kWp rooftop solar plant at its manufacturing facility in Techno Park, Dubai.

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The facility will meet the majority of Danube’s annual electricity requirements, saving $81,000 on bills.

The plant will be spread across four buildings, and is based on the build, own and operate model.

The project also has an added benefit of net metering under the Shams Dubai programme.

Additional power generated will be exported back to DEWA’s grid, and Danube will earn credits for the units exported, thus increasing savings.

Speaking about the commissioning of the plant, Sushant Arora, co-founder and CEO for CleanMax Solar (MENA), said: “At CleanMax Solar, we are committed towards promoting the UAE government’s vision of delivering solar energy solutions.

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“The Danube Group is committed towards providing environmentally friendly products and services that can truly be achieved through the incorporation of solar energy across every stage of its operations, and we are proud to assist them in this cause.

“Buildings are among the highest consumers of power and renowned companies like the Danube Group are adopting solar energy to achieve the twin benefits of profit improvement and carbon footprint reduction.”

Danube Group is expected to abate 845 tonnes of CO2 per annum as a result of the plant.

Rizwan Sajan, founder and chairman of Danube Group, said “Thanks to the wise leadership, the UAE has decided to diversify its energy mix in order to sustain its progress and at the same time minimise the environmental impact that may arise from burning fuel.

“Keeping this in mind, visionary government of UAE launched Dubai Clean Energy Strategy. Under this strategy, they aims to have 25% of solar energy in the energy mix by 2030. 

“We completely support this vision and are aligning our business objectives towards achieving a sustainable future. Clean energy transition is no longer an option, but a necessity and Danube Group is proud to associate with CleanMax Solar.

“Today adoption of solar energy is also commercially beneficial."

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