The 4 755 kW installation covers most of the available mall roof space, an area of about 45 000 m² and the energy generated will be used to power the mall’s daily operations.
Located in the heart of Waterfall City, in Johannesburg, Mall of Africa is owned in a joint venture by Attacq (80%) and Atterbury (20%), and is South Africa's largest shopping mall ever built in one phase, offering over 130 000 m2 of retail space.
“In the month that saw South Africa’s government launch an Integrated Resource Plan with a clear prioritisation of renewable energy as the path to our country’s energy security, we are thrilled to be announcing our own innovation in renewable energy generation.
“Attacq is well known for its focus on sustainable building, especially in its flagship Waterfall development,” said Attacq retail asset management head Michael Clampett.
The resulting reduction in traditional electricity consumption will alleviate pressure on the national power grid, allowing for greater available capacity to support the substantial local economic growth currently experienced in the Waterfall area.