UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim has signed a 6.2 megawatt-peak solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with solar developer Yellow Door Energy.
The agreement will bring clean energy to The Bahrain Mall, operated by Carrefour Bahrain, and will be the largest private solar plant in the kingdom, a statement said. Spanning over 40,000 square meters, the rooftop solar plant is expected to generate 10 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy in its first year of operation, equivalent to reducing carbon emissions by 6,300 tonnes.
Over 11,600 solar panels will be installed to meet 50 per cent of the shopping mall’s energy consumption needs.
As Carrefour Bahrain leads the solar plant project for the next two decades, Yellow Door Energy will also invest and support the project by building, designing and maintaining the solar plant, the statement added.
This agreement is part of the renovation and expansion plan at The Bahrain Mall, which will be completed by 2022.