December 15, 2021
Majid Al Futtaim, the premier shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and Yellow Door Energy, the leading solar developer for commercial and industrial businesses in the Middle East and South Asia, today inaugurated a major 17-megawatt solar park in east Amman, Jordan. The solar park will provide power to 35 Carrefour stores across Jordan, allowing each to operate entirely on clean energy.
Comprising more than 49,000 solar panels covering an area as large, the solar park generates more than 29 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy in the first year of operation — equivalent to reducing carbon emissions across Carrefour’s operations by 300,000 tonnes over the system’s lifetime.
The private sector must prioritise and accelerate its plans to create positive change, which is exactly what we are doing in cooperation with Yellow Door Energy. The entire Majid Al Futtaim ecosystem is geared towards setting the standard for sustainable, responsible, self-sufficient business as reflected by our net positive strategy. We are proud to be opening this solar park in Jordan today, giving our valued customers the opportunity to be our partners in realising these ambitions and making change every time they shop from Carrefour.
Ibrahim Al Zu’bi Chief Sustainability Officer Majid Al Futtaim
Yellow Door Energy is proud to support Majid Al Futtaim in its Net Positive sustainability strategy. Our goal is to become the leading solar developer in the region, reaching 200 megawatts of solar assets by the end of this year. We are honored to be generating clean energy for Majid Al Futtaim for many years to come.
Rory McCarthy Chief Commercial Officer Yellow Door Energy
The new Carrefour Solar Park will help inch Carrefour closer to achieving its clean energy goals, reduce energy costs in half and contribute to several economic sectors, including retail, construction and energy. The Park’s output of clean energy is set to increase to cover 42 stores in the near future.View Full Press Release – English (PDF) View Full Press Release – Arabic (PDF)