Mall of Africa, South Africa
Canadian Solar supplies 4.7 MW of MaxPower modules to Mall Of Africa
Canadian Solar's CS6X-P MaxPower modules have been successfully been delivered and built onto the prestigious Mall of Africa project. With a total built-up area of 45,000 m² this particular mall has become one of the largest rooftop solar PV systems in Africa.
Solareff, a South-Africa based developer, provided Engineering, Procurement, and Construction („EPC“) services, chose Canadian Solar due to its leading market position, high-quality products and professional customer service.
Located in Waterfall City, Gauteng, the Mall of Africa will make a difference to the environment as the system is estimated to produce 7,800 MWh of green energy per year. This will be sufficient to support the shopping center‘s daily power requirements and decrease the overall carbon footprint of this newly-built Mall. Furthermore, it will alleviate the overall pressure in the National Power Grid, resulting in more available capacity for the developments in the Waterfall area.
With a total size of 4.7 MW, Mall of Africa is expected to save 4,494 tons of coal and over 8,000 tons of environmentally harmful CO2. Furthermore, end of 2016 this particular project has entered the list of finalists within the nomination category of 'medium scale projects'. Canadian Solar wishes Solareff and its team great success with this nomination.