Electrolux and SolarizEgypt Partner to Build Solar Power Plants
Electrolux, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of electrical appliances and SolarizEgypt will collaborate to develop a solar power plant at the former’s factories.
This deal supports the Egyptian government’s transition to clean energy and achieve long-term sustainable development.
The solar power development will consists of different phases.
In the first phase 1.5 megawatts solar panels will be installed, including 1 megawatt in the Delta factory, which manufactures refrigerators and washing machines, and 0.5 megawatt in the stoves factory.
In the second phase the company will install three more megawatts.
SolarEgypt intends to support Electrolux’s vision to achieve zero carbon emissions from its factories and sites by 2030, which is currently being demonstrated by reaching zero waste in the stoves factory.
Moreover, the partnership supports the Egyptian government’s transition to clean energy and achieve long-term sustainable development.
CEO of Electrolux Egypt, Maysam El Hennawy, said: “This agreement complements our company’s efforts in transitioning into a more sustainable facility. Thus, implementing solar power plants for clean and renewable energy is an appropriate solution to achieve our goal.”
588 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide will be offset annually, and a 0.5 megawatt solar power station will be developed on a 6,500 square metre site.
The solar power plant will create 1,680 megawatt-hours of electrical energy per year on an area of 11,850 square metres in the Delta factory, and it will compensate for carbon dioxide emissions with 1,136 metric tonnes per year.