Lulu Group joins with SirajPower to achieve its major green goals

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Lulu Group, the region’s leading multinational retail conglomerate, has partnered with UAE’s leading distributed solar energy provider, SirajPower on a significant solar initiative with a target to attain major green milestones. 

As part of the partnership, SirajPower will design, build, fully finance, operate, and maintain a 1 Megawatt peak (MWp) solar carport installation and 4 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for Lulu Group’s Dubai Silicon Central Hypermarket.

The solar carport project which covers 7,209 sqm will generate 1.7 GWh of clean energy annually, offsetting over 1,205 metric tons of CO2 emissions equivalent to nearly 20,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years. Lulu Group’s brand-new Silicon Central boasts a GLA of 78,500 sqm of retail, F&B, cinemas, including a Lulu Hypermarket & department store.

Salim M.A
Salim M.A
Director-Lulu Group International

“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, and we found the perfect partner in this endeavor in SirajPower, whose extensive track record in working with established brands and organizations in the region makes them the seamless choice to help us transition to clean energy through their innovative solar carport solution.”

Lulu Group has already secured the LEED Platinum certification for its Regional Headquarters and it is committed to a healthy and sustainable future. The Group’s focus also remains in building malls that are environmentally friendly in the future like Silicon Central, using state-of-the-art technologies for waste management, energy savings and electrical charging stations in the car-parking area. 

Mr. Laurent Longuet, CEO at SirajPower, 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.”

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