SirajPower, a major distributed solar energy provider in the UAE, has secured a contract from top retail group Lulu to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a 1 MWp solar carport installation and 4 electric vehicle charging stations at its Dubai Silicon Central hypermarket.
Lulu Group’s brand-new Silicon Central boasts a GLA of 78,500 sqm of retail, F&B, cinemas, including a hypermarket and department store spanning 16,800 sq m area.
Announcing its collaboration with SirajPower, Lulu said the strategic solar initiative was aimed at achieving major green milestones.
The solar carport project covers 7,209 sq m and will produce 1.7 GWh of clean energy annually, offsetting more than 1,205 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions equivalent to nearly 20,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years, it added.
Lulu Group International Director Salim, said: "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."
"We found the perfect partner in this endeavor in SirajPower, whose extensive track record in working with established brands and organisations in the region makes them the seamless choice to help us transition to clean energy through their innovative solar carport solution," he stated.
"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, using advanced technologies for waste management, energy savings and electrical charging stations in the car-parking area," he added.
SirajPower CEO Laurent Longuet 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," observed Longuet.
"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," he added.-TradeArabia News Service