MAPEI Signs Solar Lease with Yellow Door Energy

December 19, 2021

MAPEI Construction Chemicals LLC, the fully owned subsidiary of MAPEI Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for the construction industry; has partnered with UAE-based sustainable energy provider, Yellow Door Energy, to install over 2,200 solar panels at its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Dubai Investment Park, UAE. The colossal 1.2 megawatt solar plant will generate 1,922,000 kilowatt-hours of clean energy in its first year of operations.

Installation of the solar panels will commence in early 2022 and will cover an area of approximately 8,900 square meters of the plant’s rooftop, significantly lowering its electricity costs, with 85% of the Italian manufacturer’s energy consumption needs being generated through the solar lease. The innovative manufacturing plant will reduce MAPEI’s carbon emissions by 800 tonnes, equivalent to carbon emissions generated from electricity usage of 145 homes for one year or charging 97 million smart phones.

At MAPEI, sustainable best practices are embedded into our diverse range of building solutions and we are proud to partner with Yellow Door Energy on this pioneering initiative. MAPEI has always been at the forefront of innovative solutions that are in the best interest of the environment and communities across the world. We are delighted to contribute towards the UAE’s Net Zero initiative and will continue to implement forward-thinking sustainable solutions that can positively impact all stakeholders.

Stefano Iannacone
Director
Middle East & Africa for MAPEI

We are honored to partner with MAPEI and support its ambitious approach to sustainability for the construction industry. Solar power is an integral part of any business that wants to balance profitability and sustainability. Yellow Door Energy is humbled to contribute towards the UAE’s Clean Energy Strategy and the Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative. We also congratulate the nation’s leadership on the successful bid to host COP28 in 2023.

Rory McCarthy
Chief Commercial Officer
Yellow Door Energy

As the solar lease provider, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for financing, designing, building, commissioning, operating and maintaining the solar plant for the duration of the agreement. By working with solar developers, building owners 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.


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