Arkan Plaza to become Egypt’s first mall to run entirely on solar power by 2021
Arkan Plaza to become Egypt’s first mall to run entirely on solar power by 2021: KarmSolar will build solar power stations with a total generation capacity of 20 MW at Arkan Plaza in Sheikh Zayed that should see the mall rely entirely on solar energy by 2021, the company announced in a release (pdf). The project — the company’s first contract for a commercial retail space — will be implemented by KarmSolar subsidiary KarmPower. “We are expecting this to become one of our main business lines as more developers look towards energy efficiency,” KarmPower General Manager Ibrahim Metawie said. The value of the agreement was not disclosed.