Agility regional solar projects will provide 8+ MW of clean power

Clean energy initiatives will include one of the largest solar-roof developments in the region

Agility has announced solar projects in Dubai and Jordan that will eventually cut the Company’s carbon footprint in the region by 5.0%. At Agility’s regional headquarters in Dubai, the solar photovoltaic (PV) plant involves installation of 17,500 panels at three sites with the capacity to generate nearly eight mega-watts of power at peak. Installation will include a 5.45 MW system at two sites in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and a 2.6 MW system at the Dubai Investment Park. Once complete, Agility’s solar PV system will generate enough electricity to cover 60.0% of the energy requirements at the sites and save an estimated 8,838 tons of CO2 each year, roughly equivalent to the emissions generated by trucking 18,000 fully-loaded containers from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.

In Jordan, the solar photovoltaic plant will encompass 1,945 panels at Agility’s warehouse in Aqaba, with a capacity of 788 kilo-watt peak. The solar plant will generate enough electricity to cover 100.0% of the energy requirements and save an estimated 900 tons of CO2 each year.

In both locations, the high-efficiency solar PV panels are designed to optimise energy generation in hot desert climates. The panel systems incorporate robotic cleaning and are waterproofed.

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Globally, Agility’s goal is to reduce its carbon footprint by 25.0% by 2050. This investment in solar is a huge step in the right direction and will cut the Company’s global emissions by 3.0%.

The project is consistent with the goals of the UAE’s Shams Solar Policy, a local initiative for distributed solar plants in the United Arab Emirates.

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