Under the patronage of Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza, President of the Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA), Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has signed a 6.2 megawatt-peak solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with Yellow Door Energy, the leading solar developer for commercial and industrial businesses in the Middle East and South Asia.
The virtual ceremony was attended by Mr. Mahmood Al Aradi, Chief Investment Officer of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, Mr. Ibrahim Al Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid Al Futtaim Holding, dignitaries from the Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA), the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), and representatives from Majid Al Futtaim, Carrefour Bahrain, and 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 of Bahrain. 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% of the shopping mall’s energy consumption needs.
As the solar developer, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for investing in, designing, building, commissioning, operating and maintain the solar plant for the next 20 years.