Panasonic solar PVs picked for Ikea, Carrefour at Dubai Festival City
Solar power also to be integrated into Al Futtaim Real Estate's Festival Plaza mall in Dubai, which is due to open in Q4 2019
Dubai Festival City Mall will install solar panels on the roofs of its Ikea and Carrefour stores to generate 6.4 GWh of solar power, making up 30% of their total electricity requirements, with the energy initiative also planned to be integrated into Al Futtaim Real Estate's Festival Plaza mall in Jebel Ali, due to open in Q4 2019.
Panasonic's photovoltaic (PV) panels will be used for the retrofit project, according to a report by Construction Week's sister title MEP Middle East.
Commenting on the move, director of UAE shopping centres at Al Futtaim Real Estate, Steven Cleaver, said: “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.”