Enova and Mall of the Emirates unveil Rooftop Solar PV Plant, with AED 1.4 Million annual savings
Majid Al Futtaim – the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia – recently unveiled the first phase of Mall of the Emirates’ solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, set to generate 3 GWh of ‘clean’ energy, saving up to AED 1.4 million on energy costs every year.
Led by Enova – the Middle East’s leading energy and facilities management specialist – a total of 7,291 photovoltaic panels were fitted to 1,068 carports. Spanning over 11,996 sqm, the plant is equivalent to the size of nearly two football fields. The retrofit of the premises’ existing car park structure is a regional first.
The project is part of an initiative between Enova and Majid Al Futtaim’s Shopping Malls business unit to install solar PV to power three of its shopping malls by 2018.The objective is to source a minimum of 7.5% of energy use on site via renewable energy at all new developments and a minimum of 5% in existing buildings. The work was completed in 10 weeks and the shopping centre remained fully operational throughout, resulting in minimal disruption to customers at one of the UAE’s busiest malls.