Majid Al Futtaim and Yellow Door Energy Sign Bahrain Solar Deal
10 Jun 2021
Solar plant on roof of Bahrain Mall will be largest private plant in the country
The UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim and Yellow Door Energy have signed a 6.2 megawatt-peak solar power purchase agreement (PPA) for a large commercial retail development in Bahrain.
In a statement Yellow Door said that the deal will see them provide solar power for the Bahrain Mall development that will be operated by the MAjid Al Futtaim subsidiary Carrefour Bahrain.
The project will be the largest private solar plant in Bahrain and span 40,000 square metres. The scope involves the installation of 11,600 solar panels to the roof of the Bahrain Mall that will provide 10,000 kilowatt hours of clean energy in the first year of operation.
The solar plant will provide 50 percent of the Bahrain Mall’s power needs and is the equivalent of reducing carbon emissions by 6,200 tonnes per year.
“The Bahrain Economic Vision 2030 has set a national renewable energy target of five percent by 2025 and ten percent by 2035,” Hani Weiss, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Retail said. “These ambitions require the support of the private sector, and that’s why Majid Al Futtaim and Yellow Door Energy have partnered to bring clean energy to The Bahrain Mall.”
Yellow Door Energy has 120 megawatts of solar assets in the Middle East and Pakistan, but this project will be the company’s first in Bahrain. The company’s remit will be to design, build and maintain the solar plant.
The project is part of a major renovation and expansion of the Bahrain Mall that will be complete in 2022.
Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza, President of the Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) was also in attendance at the signing ceremony.
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