The PV project will be developed atop the Dubai Hills Mall — which will feature over 2,000,000 square feet of leasable space along with 700 retail stories. Image: Martin Abegglen / Flickr
ALEC Energy, the renewable energy arm of ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC, has signed off on a contract to develop a 6.5MW rooftop solar plant with Emaar Development for the Dubai Hills Mall project which is currently under construction.
The PV project will be developed atop the Dubai Hills Mall — which will feature over 2,000,000 square feet of leasable space along with 700 retail stories.
The rooftop project will be comprised of 24,000 solar panels and is expected to produce 10,500,000 kwh/units of electrical energy in a year — resulting in an offset of 4,620,000 kg of CO2 every year.
As part of the agreement, ALEC Energy will carry out all of the system design, local approvals and construction duties — while the plant will also be constructed and commissioned in line with the construction program and will be operational in time for the mall opening.
ALEC Energy General Manager, James Stewart, added: “We are very excited to collaborate with Emaar Development on this exciting solar project. Solar Energy is a smart choice and has many financial and environmental benefits especially in large malls which are large consumers of power. This decision also assists the UAE in meeting their 2030 renewable energy targets.”