SM North Edsa is the world’s biggest solar-powered mall
SM North Edsa is now outfitted with a solar power system making it the world’s biggest solar-powered mall.
SM Prime, in partnership with Solar Philippines, built a 1.5-megawatt (1,500 kilowatt) solar rooftop at SM City North Edsa which will be used to power up a significant portion of the mall’s energy requirements. According to Inquirer, SM North Edsa’s parking building were installed with 5,760 solar panels and 60 inverters covering more than 12,000 square meters.
“SM Prime has always been committed to reduce greenhouse emissions and maximize energy efficiency in our malls. This is just one of many renewable projects we have been doing in our developments and we will continue with finding ways on how to make our operations more environmentally sound and sustainable,” said SM Prime president Hans T. Sy.
SM’s solar power system will be inaugurated on Monday, November 24, and is expected to run for more than 25 years.