Amazon Launches its First Solar Rooftop in UAE

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Amazon MENA took the first step in its sustainability road map on Tuesday by launching its first solar rooftop in the UAE atop its largest fulfilment centre DXB3.

The development has more than 5,500 panels on the roof and generates 2.8 megawatts of onsite solar energy to provide 60 percent of the fulfilment centre’s needs. Annually it will reduce CO2 emissions by which is the equivalent of planting 40,000 tree seedlings.

The move was applauded by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) who said that it was in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75 percent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.

Out of the belief that “sustainability has to be built in every aspect of the supply chain”, Amazon MENA is following a road map geared towards the global vision to be net-zero carbon by 2040, said Prashant Saran, Director of Operations for Amazon MENA

Amazon’s MENA operations are working hard in support of The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon across all its businesses by 2040. Co-founded by Amazon in 2019, The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early, through regular reporting, carbon elimination and credible offsets.

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