SP Setia launches world’s first solar-powered hybrid F&B hub

SP SETIA yesterday realised its dream of building a green and sustainable hub with the launch D’Network, the world’s first solar-powered hybrid food and beverage (F&B) hub.

The hub, which stretches across 3.16 acres of land in Setia Eco Park, Setia Alam, Selangor, is powered by 345kWp of hybrid solar energy, complementing the supply from traditional electricity grids.

In a press statement yesterday, the property developer said D’Network would be providing a different class of unique F&B experiences through its offering of dining and retail, and an array of community activities that are all powered by sunlight.

The hub will be hosting a  balanced mix of tenants from various backgrounds including F&B outtlets, grocery, spa, fashion, garden resources, delivery point and e-services.

S P Setia Berhad senior executive vice president Koe Peng Kang said: “D’Network is created out of Setia’s vision for more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly developments.

To diminish the impact of the environment, we chose to make use of solar energy as it is one of the cleanest and non-polluting renewable energy sources available.

Staying true to our development philosophy, we strive to provide our patrons and the whole community sustainable live, learn, work and play experiences.”

“In the near future, we will turn food wastes into bio-compost through a solar-powered microbial compression technology, which will be used to nourish the beautiful plants in our landscapes.

“We create a Malaysian-themed garden, illustrating the type of beautiful flowers that can grow in the country,” added Koe.

According to SP Setia, apart from the eye catching landscape, patrons can look forward to relishing in breezy dawn and evening walks as D’Network’s air is usually 1 – 2°C cooler, giving its patrons a top class experience, due to its proximity to the Bukit Cerakah forest reserve.

Setia Eco Park dedicates 25% of its eco-landscape to parks, streams, and lakes while introducing nectar plants and aquatic reeds to recreate a habitat and nesting ground for the resident wildlife like birds, butterflies, and fish.

In addition, the hub also boasts world’s first solar musical fountain. Coined as the Symphony of Sustainability, the centrepiece charges up during the day using solar power to illuminate through the night, mesmerising patrons with its changing lights, water dancing, and melodious tunes. Songs can be chosen by the patrons in advance to give a different dining experience.

Eleven tenants have opened their doors to patrons thus far. They are Grand Ya Lim Seafood restaurant, The Grange restaurant, Thai Odyssey that offers spa, dining and art, San Francisco Coffee, Garden Grocer supermarket, d’Global Cuisine by award-winning Malaysian culinary maestro and judge Chef Zubir, You & I insurance and shoes boutique, Liana & Dina bakeshop, Kotak Kopi restaurant, Community Garden & Services, and Mail Boxes Etc.

A popular French pastime can also be enjoyed at the first international Petanque facility located at the hub.

The Petanque lawn set up with international standard lanes and equipped with high-quality boules will be a spot for outdoor fun specially catered for visitors to the hub. – Sept 16, 2020



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