Sharaf DG Energy urges UAE warehouses and factories to reduce emissions in 2020
Manufacturing represents 54% of the world’s energy consumption and is responsible for 20% of global emissions
Sharaf DG Energy, a solar energy solution provider in the UAE, vows to tackle the issue of climate change head on, stating that the starting point should be warehouses and factories across the region.
Manufacturing represents 54% of the world’s energy consumption and is responsible for 20% of global emissions – an increase in efficiency would help to conserve energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
“Rising environmental issues and growing economic uncertainty means manufacturers must rework their current practices to ensure more is done to reduce harmful emissions and waste disposal that has a negative impact on the planet,” the company said in a statement.
“The logistics industry is becoming increasingly aware of its ecological impacts meaning warehouses and factories are the perfect starting place for companies to implement sustainable solutions. A combination of extensive unused rooftop space, the need for generating clean and reliable energy and the possibility of generating additional income makes warehouse ideal for solar,” it said.
Sanjay Dabur, vice president of Sharaf DG Energy, said: “As the climate emergency accelerates, factories and warehouses must adapt and create new strategies with sustainability at the core of their business.
“There is an opportunity to turn the negative into positive and use the current environmental climate as an opportunity to look internally – Middle East manufacturers should implement the necessary changes towards becoming more sustainable, streamline processes and begin to see this as an opportunity as apposed to a threat”.
According to Dabar, installing solar panels on a warehouse is financially beneficial as well as a way to utilise empty roof space.
“The key advantage of using solar panels is that a warehouse can become more self-reliant by producing its own energy which can amount to significant savings over time,” he said.
By making the switch to solar, Dubai warehouses could benefit from extensive annual savings and security from producing their own clean energy that isn’t dependent on stability of the energy market, Dabar said.
Sharaf DG Energy aims to make solar power the largest source of sustainable energy in the UAE.