SirajPower initiates first project in UAE's education sector
The solar energy provider partnered with Kent College Dubai to install a solar plant and carport of 1.2MWp capacity
UAE solar energy provider SirajPower has signed a partnership with Kent College Dubai to install a solar rooftop plant and solar carport of 1.3MWp system capacity, generating 2.3GWh of annual energy production and displacing approximately 1,451.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum which is equivalent to 200 million smartphones being charged.
The partnership with Kent College Dubai is SirajPower’s first project in the education sector and currently the largest in scale in Dubai. The initiative supports the school’s effort to promote education on sustainable development and is also in line with the UAE's vision to empower youth and build sustainability awareness.
Speaking about the partnership, chief executive officer at SirajPower, Laurent Longuet, said: “Over the past few years, we consolidated our position in the commercial and industrial sectors. Since the beginning of 2020 and despite the challenging market conditions, we secured a major funding deal, managed to diversify our portfolio, and have already expanded into new sectors such as residential and now education. Our partnership with Kent College is particularly meaningful as it supports our aim to educate the next generation on sustainability through renewable sources."
Adding that the partnership is also aimed at generating job opportunities in the said sector, Longuet said: "For the youth, the green economy also represents a significant market capable of creating many new job opportunities, encouraging them to consider a career in a key sector where they can play an active role towards a greener planet. We see more UAE schools willing to shift to solar and are keen to support them and widen our portfolio in this promising sector.”
Commenting on the partnership, principal at Kent College Dubai, Anthony Kashin, said: “Earlier this year, the Kent College community welcomed the initiative that will see the development of a long-term relationship with SirajPower for the betterment of our environment, through the optimisation of electricity usage here at the school. The solar panel installed will see a reduction of our DEWA electricity costs of up to 50%, thus focusing on the school's commitment to more sustainable energy solutions as well as a reduction of our carbon footprint.