Dubai Festival City Mall will install solar panels on the roofs of two of its stores, to generate up to 6.4 GWh of solar power.
The solar panels, which will be installed on the roofs of IKEA and Carrefour, will provide up to 30% of the electricity requirements of the stores.
The project will utilise the latest generation Panasonic PV panels.
“We are a conscious company and are always looking for sustainable solutions for our customers and retailers. We are proud to be the first to take up this initiative led by Al-Futtaim, as it not only supports our vision to becoming a greener Mall, but also provides an effective cost saving solution for our partners,” said Steven Cleaver - Director, Shopping Centres UAE, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate.
The solar panel initiative will also be integrated into Al-Futtaim’s new mall in Jebel Ali, ‘Festival Plaza’ which is planned to open in Q4 2019.