Viviana Mall, a leading retail mall in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, has increased its rooftop solar power installation by over 35% to 1,340 KVA. This means that about half the common area electricity requirement is now being met by this renewable source of energy generation. The solar set-up now generates approx. 1.75 lakh kilowatts of clean energy each month. In December 2016, Viviana Mall had installed 900 KVA rooftop solar power plant at their premises, which made it the first retail premises to have such a vast rooftop solar installation generating 100,000 kilowatts per month. Now, after having covered about 50% of common area power requirement, the mall’s management is looking forward to covering maximum electricity consumption through green energy. The power bills have reduced substantially, and secondly, during power cuts, reliance on diesel-generator sets has also reduced drastically. Thus, it also reduces reliance on fossil fuels (diesel) to a considerable amount.
Said Manor K Agarwal, CEO, Viviana Mall, “With this measure, Viviana Mall is also leading the way in environmentally friendly operational model that a retail establishment can have. Renewable energy has significant environmental benefits making it the single biggest driver to help us meet our carbon emission reduction targets in our fight against climate change. With India being a growing economy, power consumption is only going to rise. The adoption of alternative sources of energy is the ideal way to manage the balance between economic growth and a sustainable environment.”