RIYADH: Almunajem Foods, one of the largest food companies in Saudi Arabia, announced it has installed 3,528 solar rooftop panels on its Riyadh-based temperature-controlled cold store warehouse that will generate 0.24 megawatt-hours of clean energy per year, as it seeks to further its sustainable energy drive, and "help scale the Kingdom’s green ambitions, in line with the Saudi Green Initiative", it said today in a statement.
The solar system was already operational early in third quarter of this year with "the initial results have been positive," it said.
The solar panels installed are equivalent to 30 percent of onsite energy requirements and equivalent to reducing carbon emissions by 38,756 tons per year. The storage capacity of this cold store warehouse is 15,000 metric tons and is one of 12 cold store’s spread across the country for the company.
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 percent of the Kingdom’s electricity to be produced by renewable sources.”