Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer in the region, today (March 20) inaugurated a 6.2 megawatt-peak solar power plant at The Bahrain Mall, operated by Carrefour Bahrain.
With over 11,500 solar panels installed, the facility is the largest in the kingdom, that has been set up on the roof of The Bahrain Mall, spanning more than 40,000 sq m.
The project was developed through a solar power purchase agreement (PPA), signed between Majid Al Futtaim and Yellow Door Energy, the leading sustainable energy partner for commercial and industrial businesses in the Middle East, Africa and beyond..
It can produce 10 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy in the first year of operation, equivalent to reducing carbon emissions by 7,100 metric tonnes.
Yellow Door Energy recently announced its successful completion of a $400 million capital hike to continue developing sustainable energy projects in the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
In December 2021, the duo had jointly commissioned a 17-megawatt solar park, providing clean electricity to 35 Carrefour stores in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
By working with Yellow Door Energy, leading businesses can reduce their energy costs without any upfront investment or operational risk, while maintaining focus on their core business and enjoying the benefits of clean, affordable energy.
Laurent Hausknecht, the Regional Director of Gulf at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, said the installation of the solar panels on the roof of The Bahrain Mall brings the group one step closer to achieving its Net Positive Strategy.
"This will not only help us take forward the company’s vision of creating ‘great moments for everyone, everyday’, but it will also allow us to translate the savings and environmental benefits into memorable experiences for all visitors at The Bahrain Mall every year, stated Hausknecht.
Yellow Door Energy COO Rory McCarthy said the group was proud to commission its first project in the Kingdom of Bahrain with Majid Al Futtaim Retail.
"This announcement is made extra special, following our agreement to bring solar power to an additional 18 shopping malls within Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, Oman and Bahrain," he noted.
"We look forward to bringing affordable, reliable and clean energy to more leading businesses in Bahrain, contributing to the Kingdom’s Net Zero by 2060 commitment,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service