PTL SOLAR™ Saves 6,800 Metric Tonnes in Annual Carbon Emissions; Wins Environmental Award

Published May 4th, 2010 - 09:57 GMT

Dubai-based Renewable Energy Company to Continue Enabling Organizations Curb Carbon Footprint

Dubai: 04 May, 2010 – PTL SOLAR™, experts in solar street lighting solutions and part of Green Energy LLC, today announced it has received the ‘Environmental Sector Award’ at the first Middle East Business Leaders Summit and Awards 2010, for enabling the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region save an aggregate of 6,800 metric tonnes in annual carbon emissions.

The Dubai-based company also won the ‘Power and Energy Sector Award 2010’ for its leading role in introducing solar energy solutions into the MEA markets, through over 100 projects it implemented in 2009.

Prabissh Thomas, Managing Director of PTL SOLAR, said: “We are delighted to be recognized as a lead player in the cause of environmental protection in the region. Our success complements our mission to raise regional awareness on green issues by enabling organizations achieve their carbon emission targets. Interestingly, we are registering a tremendous increase in interest towards solar energy solutions. In 2009 alone, our projects have saved 2,720 metric tonnes in carbon emissions in the Middle East and 4,080 metric tonnes in Africa.”

As part of its campaign to transform the existing lighting system into solar-based applications, PTL SOLAR™ has supplied its solar energy outdoor lighting units GRENlite to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), as well as Dubai Outsource Zone and Dubai Internet City, both members of TECOM Investments, as well as government organisations.

In addition, the company replaced conventional high-bay warehousing lighting for MARS, leading manufacturers of confectionary products in Jebel Ali to 100,000 hours lifespan GRENLite™ energy efficient lights. It also powered Al Kamda Stables on solar lights as well as illuminated the first automotive factory in the UAE for heavy vehicles assembled by Scania, the world's third largest maker for trucks and buses. Efficient solar lights have a performance life of up to 100,000 hours - lasting 100 times as long when compared to incandescent lamps.

In order to achieve a wider reach for deploying its solutions, PTL SOLAR™ partners with leading providers of solar technology such as Carmanah Technologies Corporation, Canada, Reliance Solar Group, India, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan.

PTL SOLAR™has earned region-wide reputation for providing the best and affordable energy solutions for aviation, transit, road, marine applications, industrial (oil and gas, telecommunication), commercial, government, military, rural development, and residential areas.

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