Lulu Group, the region’s leading multinational retail conglomerate, announced its collaboration with SirajPower on a significant solar initiative aimed at achieving major green milestones. SirajPower, UAE’s leading distributed solar energy provider will design, build, fully finance, operate, and maintain a 1 MWp solar carport installation and 4 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations for Lulu Group’s Dubai Silicon Central Hypermarket.
The solar carport project covers 7,209 sqm and will produce 1.7 GWh of clean energy annually, offsetting more than 1,205 metric tons of CO2 emissions equivalent to nearly 20,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years. Lulu Group’s brand-new Silicon Central boasts a GLA of 78,500 sqm of retail, F&B, cinemas, including a Lulu Hypermarket & department store spanning 16,800 sqm.
“As a UAE-based company, we fully support the region’s vision to mitigate carbon emissions and create a more sustainable economy. We are continuously looking for ways to support sustainable efforts and work towards reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and we found the perfect partner in this endeavor in SirajPower, whose extensive track record in working with established brands and organizations in the region makes them the seamless choice to help us transition to clean energy through their innovative solar carport solution.” said Salim M.A., Director of Lulu Group International.
“As a Group, we have already achieved the LEED Platinum certification for Lulu Group International Regional Headquarters and are committed towards a healthy and sustainable future. Our focus also remains in building malls that are environmentally friendly in the future like Silicon Central which is an environmentally friendly project, using state-of-the-art technologies for waste management, energy savings and electrical charging stations in the car-parking area, ” added Mr. Salim.
Laurent Longuet, CEO at SirajPower, said “The Fast-Moving-Consumer-Goods (FMCG) industry, as one of the largest market segments in the world, has been a catalyst for positive change through the accelerated emphasis on the importance of sustainability initiatives. The growing fervor on environmental awareness in the market and new reforms implemented by government organizations have further enabled the sustainability movement. In the UAE, we see a lot of businesses looking for solutions to significantly reduce their carbon footprints.
We are honored to be entrusted by recognized brands such as the Lulu Group to realize their sustainability and environmental benefits. It is encouraging to see that such large and reputable multinational conglomerates like Lulu Group are joining the journey towards a greener economy. The addition of the Lulu Group to our growing FMCG portfolio further demonstrates our commitment to support organizations to significantly reduce their environmental impact through innovative and effective solar solutions.”