Silicon Central Mall solar carport ready to generate 1.7 GWh of clean energy annually. Silicon Central brings SirajPower on board for a solar carport.

UAE, Dubai; 29 October 2022: Line Investments & Property LLC, the shopping mall and management division of Lulu Group announces the launch of a 1MWp solar carport and 4 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations at Silicon Central, installed early this year by SirajPower, the UAE’s leading distributed solar energy provider as part of the mall’s sustainability initiative.

The solar carport project covers 5,500 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. The brand-new Silicon Central boasts a GLA of 80,000 sqm of retail, F&B, and cinemas, including a 9,000 sqm Lulu Hypermarket and department store spanning 7,800 sqm totaling 16,800 sqm.

Salim M.A., Director of Lulu Group International, said: “With the solar carport as an environmentally friendly project at Silicon Central, we are committed towards a healthy and sustainable future and fully support the region’s vision to mitigate carbon emissions to create a more sustainable economy. The solar plant system is a testimony to our commitment to sustainable development and to reducing its carbon footprint, in line with Dubai’s vision to transform into a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.”

Laurent Longuet, CEO at SirajPower, said: “We are delighted to support Silicon Central with their sustainability and environmental benefits and their commitment to reducing their environmental impact through innovative and effective solar solutions starting with the solar carport. It is refreshing to witness the retail giant being a catalyst for positive change and placing emphasis on sustainability initiatives and Silicon Central has been at the forefront of environmental awareness to reduce their carbon footprint.”

“This initiative will help us transition to clean energy via our innovative solar carport solution and we will continue working towards reducing our greenhouse gas emissions using state-of-the-art technologies for waste management, energy savings and electrical charging stations in the car-parking area,” added Salim.

Other than providing energy for the day-to-day operations of the Lulu Group’s Dubai Silicon Central Mall, the Dubai Silicon Central Mall’s Solar Carport will also provide shaded car parking for cars alongside charging slots for electric cars. The facility will help reduce the mall’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.