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KIPMall goes green with the installation of solar PV system

SEPANG (June 10): KIPMall, the retail segment under KIP Group, is committed to being  part of the “go green” community by installing Solar Photovoltaic Systems (PV) for electricity to be generated at a lower tariff and allowing a reduction in carbon footprint. 

Following the implementation of the Solar PV system of 2.73MWp by Pekat Solar Sdn Bhd at six KIPMalls nationwide, KIPMall Kota Warisan in Sepang has joined the growing list its malls harnessing clean energy. The mall will also set an example for the rest of the community to follow. 

The mall’s 957 kilowatt-peak (kWp) Photovoltaic installation of solar panels spans 59,683.26 sq ft of roof area while powering the entire electrical system which houses 131 tenants with a total gross floor area (GFA) of 296,588 sq ft.

This system is able to produce up to 1,237.09 Megawatt-hour (MWh) of clean energy annually - equivalent to saving 119 trees per year, powering energy for 137 households of four per year, and Carbon dioxide (CO2) savings at 866 tonnes per year. 

The total energy savings was calculated to be at 106% per annum, according to the group’s media statement today.

KIP Group chief executive officer Valerie Ong said the company has begun the initiative of installing solar photovoltaic systems on the roofs of their shopping malls to provide reliable power supply, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by edging out fossil fuels, minimise air pollution and expand access to energy.

“Sustainability is the key to the success of business growth and therefore keeping our operational cost low is important. By installing these PV systems, we are able to save approximately 30% to 40% from electricity bills,” she said.

Furthermore, Ong added that the group is also proactively exploring other cleaner energy solutions, thereby providing a better environment to tenants and shoppers.

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