Powering emerging economies reliably, efficiently and sustainably.


Become the leading sustainable energy partner for businesses, serving commercial and industrial customers in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.


Yellow Door Energy was founded in 2015 in the UAE and Jordan, with the aim of providing sustainable energy solutions for commercial and industrial businesses. Today, the company has over 200 megawatts of solar projects in the Middle East and South Asia. Among its customers are premier businesses such as Nestlé, Unilever, Carrefour/Majid Al Futtaim, and Landmark Group.

Board Members


Jeremy Crane has been leading the global energy transition for 20 years. He founded Yellow Door Energy in 2015 to combine his energy expertise with his passion for supporting businesses in emerging markets. He is currently helping businesses reduce energy costs, increase energy reliability, while lowering their environmental footprint.

Under Jeremy’s leadership, Yellow Door Energy rapidly became the leading distributed solar developer in MEA, with over 200 megawatts of awarded solar projects in the Middle East and Pakistan.

Jeremy’s passion for renewable energy was fueled by his experience working on wind farms and power plants in the United States and Central America. He further honed his solar experience by starting a business that developed $40 million worth of rooftop solar projects in Canada. He also developed, financed and commissioned $250 million of utility-scale solar in Europe and Asia for a private equity company.

As an industry thought leader, Jeremy regularly speaks at conferences and leading media outlets to raise the profile of the clean energy industry and share in-depth renewable energy insights.

Jeremy is a mechanical engineer by training, having graduated from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He completed his MBA from INSEAD in Paris, France.


Zia serves as Director – Investment at Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), where he leads new direct equity investments. He has more than two decades of international experience in investment, financing, corporate finance, and consulting in diverse businesses including fertilizers, oilfield services, oil & gas, chemicals, industrials, shipping and energy.

Prior to joining APICORP in 2008, Zia worked at SABIC for five years where he was responsible for fertilizer investments. Throughout his career, he has held a number of board and board committee positions at companies and funds engaged in oilfield services, industrials, chemicals, energy and shipping.

Zia holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University, a post-graduate diploma in International Marketing from Delhi School of Economics and a master’s degree in International Trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He also holds ICFA, CMA and CFM qualifications.



Actis is a leading global investor in sustainable infrastructure. Actis has raised US $24 billion since inception and operates with sustainability at its core. Actis believes Values Drive Value, through deep operational experience, on the ground presence and a value-led approach, Actis delivers competitive returns for its institutional investors and measurable positive impact for the countries, cities and communities in which it invests. Actis is a signatory to the United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), an investor initiative developed by the UNEP FI and the UN Global Compact. The firm has consistently been awarded the highest rating score in the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) independent assessment. For more information, please visit


IFC-a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group-is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. In fiscal year 2018, we delivered more than $23 billion in long-term financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, please visit


Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) is one of the largest general trading & investment companies in Japan with diversified business ranging from products sales, worldwide logistics and financing, through to the development of major international infrastructure and other projects in fields such as Infrastructure Projects, Oil & Gas, Mineral & Metal Resources, Mobility, Chemicals, Food, Healthcare, IT and others. Mitsui has had presence in the Middle East over 50 years and are also active in the large sized power generation in the region. For more information, please visit


The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) is a multilateral development bank established to foster the development of the Arab world’s energy sector and petroleum industries. The corporation is owned by the ten Arab oil producing countries. APICORP makes equity investments and provides project finance, trade finance, advisory and research to the energy industry in its member states and the region. APICORP’s headquarters are in Dammam, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and has an office in the Kingdom of Bahrain. For more information, please visit


Solar Entrepreneur of the Year
Jeremy Crane MESIA 2021
Industrial Solar Project of the Year
Classic Fashion Solar Park in Jordan MESIA


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