Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE (“Daikin”), a leading manufacturer of Air Conditioning, Heating, Ventilation, & Refrigerant solutions, moves closer to its Net Zero by 2050 Target with the launch of a new solar plant at its headquarters in Dubai. The project is made possible with a solar lease from Yellow Door Energy, a UAE-based sustainable energy provider for businesses.
Located in Jebel Ali Free Zone (“JAFZA”), Daikin’s headquarters currently serves as the base of operations for over 300 staff members from sales & operational functions to service the Middle Eastern and African markets. The facility is situated on 22,000 sqm of land, with the building and warehouse amounting to 7,500 sqm, and combines the Training Academy, AHU Factory and a future flagship experience center.
Masaaki Miyatake, Chairman and President of Daikin Middle East and Africa said, “As a global leader in sustainable HVAC-R solutions, we at Daikin embed sustainability in all our business practices. We believe that it is our responsibility to promote efficient systems to save energy and provide high IAQ levels through our several products offerings and solutions. The solar plant at our Dubai facility will help support us in our sustainability journey by reducing carbon emissions by over 300 tonnes annually, which is in line with Dubai’s Carbon Abatement Strategy 2030. Furthermore, with the solar lease from Yellow Door Energy, we aim to reduce our electricity costs and advance towards our target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.”
Rory McCarthy, Chief Commercial Officer of Yellow Door Energy, said, “Congratulations to Daikin on this milestone towards Net Zero Emissions. Yellow Door Energy is honored to support your Environmental Vision 2050. We look forward to operating and maintaining the solar plant for many years to come. As a UAE-based solar developer, it is our humble privilege to contribute towards the UAE’s Clean Energy Strategy and Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.”
As the solar lease provider, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for financing, designing, building, commissioning, operating, and maintaining the solar plant during the lease term. By working with solar developers, businesses 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.