Aramex installs solar-powered lighting
Dubai, June 21, 2010
Aramex, a leading logistics and transportation solutions provider, has started implementing solar solutions with the installation of solar-powered lights from green energy expert PTL Solar at its facilities in the UAE.
The project is expected to save an equivalent of 3 MW power and reduce carbon emissions by 26 metric tonnes annually.
Aramex has commenced installation of energy-efficient GrenLite induction technology lights, that source power from the sun, at its Jebel Ali warehouses, replacing conventional 150 watts high pressure sodium lights.
“Aramex is committed to implementing the full range of its sustainability programme by continuing to adopt renewable energy solutions,” Raji Hattar, chief sustainability compliance officer, Aramex.
“We are delighted to have partnered with PTL Solar in this project, as we were particularly seeking solar lighting solutions that are completely integrated, self-contained, water proof and compact.”
Prabissh Thomas, managing director, PTL Solar, said: “PTL is privileged to have executed this project for Aramex. Today, we see an increasing number of companies in the UAE going the extra mile in their quest towards fulfilling their environmental responsibility.”
“We are confident this healthy trend will continue, even as newer technology enters the markets,” he added.
Solar lights that run on induction technology are not only a reliable outdoor lighting solution, but also easy to install and cost-effective. Efficient solar lights have a performance life of up to 100,000 hours - lasting 100 times as long as incandescent lamps, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service