Almunajem Foods has installed 3,528 solar rooftop panels on its Riyadh-based cold store warehouse. With this, the warehouse will generate 0.24 megawatt-hours of clean energy annually. This is a temperature-controlled cold store warehouse in Riyadh.
The company is focusing on sustainable energy drive and will help the kingdom in reaching its green ambitions with the Saudi Green Initiative in consideration.
The operation of the solar system began in the third quarter of 2021 and the initial outcomes have been good.
The installed solar panel are equivalent to reducing 38,756 tons of carbon emissions per year and to 30% of onsite energy requirements. The warehouse has a storage capacity of 15,000 metric tons and is one of the cold stores of the company out of 12 cold stores spread across the country.
Thamer Abanumay, CEO at Almunajem Foods, said, “We continue on our path of becoming more environmentally sustainable, and this investment reaffirms our commitment to switch to clean energy and expand our push into solar. Our ambition is to remain an environmentally sustainable business, supporting Vision 2030’s goal for 50% of the Kingdom’s electricity to be produced by renewable sources.”