Majid Al Futtaim, Yellow Door Energy to develop Bahrain’s largest private solar plant

SourceGulf Business
SectorOil & Gas

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. Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza, president of the Sustainable Energy Authority said the signing of these agreements comes as a result of the cooperative efforts between the authority and the private sector and that the project constitutes an important shift in the provision of energy to major commercial projects. Hani Weiss, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Retail, more...