TheÂ UAEâs largest ground-mounted private solar plant has commenced producing renewable energy at NestlÃ© Middle East’s Al Maha factory in Dubai.
The site at Al Maha will house 20,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels, generating 7.2GWhÂ of electricity per year. That will supply 85% of the Al Maha factoryâs annual electricity consumption and eliminate 4.5 million kilograms ofÂ CO2Â per year.
In total, nearly 28,000Â PVÂ panels are being installed at the three manufacturing sites of NestlÃ© in Dubai. The systems will generate a total of 10GWhÂ of electricity per year. This will eliminate at least six million kilograms ofÂ CO2Â emissions annually, the equivalent of annual emissions from 1,500 passenger cars or the energy consumption of 800 homes.
Last week, NestlÃ©Â announced its ambitionÂ to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This embraces the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5Â°C. One of the key targets is to use 100% renewable electricity in all NestlÃ© factories, warehouses, logistics and offices.