1MW solar PV system commissioned at mall in Nigeria

  • Havenhill Synergy has announced the successful deployment of a 1MWp Solar PV Plant at Ado Bayero Mall, an ultra-modern shopping mall in Northern Nigeria located in the heart of Kano City.

This ground-breaking project represents the largest solar power purchase agreement signed for a shopping mall in Nigeria. With this installation, the roof-mounted power plant will generate 1.285 GWh of clean energy annually. This project is estimated to offset up to 1,797.48 metric tons of CO2 emissions each year, equivalent to the positive environmental impact of planting over 70,000 trees annually. The project also contributes to the fight against climate change, local air pollution and noise pollution.

Speaking about this landmark achievement, Olusegun Odunaiya, the CEO of Havenhill, stated, “We are excited to have deployed the 1MW Solar PV Plant at Ado Bayero Mall, a testament to our unwavering dedication to providing innovative energy solutions in Nigeria. The increasing costs of fossil fuels, including diesel and petrol, underscore the immense potential for the large-scale adoption of solar energy in the country. With co-financing from Sterling Bank Plc, this project highlights the importance of local currency investments for the development of power infrastructure in Nigeria.”

Spanning over 10 hectares, the mall provides a vast 24,000 m² of retail and entertainment space, accommodating both local and international shopping retailers, a modern multi-screen cinema, and a variety of offerings including restaurants and media stores. The solar PV system’s integration powers critical infrastructure within the facility, including chillers, water treatment plants, the administrative building, and the various stores. The mall’s transition to solar power, not only aligns with its commitment to sustainability but also significantly contributes to reducing carbon emissions and minimizing operational costs.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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