A Neckarsulm, Germany based supermarket giant Lidl is planning to invest 1 million euros in installing over 4,364 solar panels in its distribution center which is being built in Ireland.
In a statement announced by the company on Monday Morning, the Lidl said that “Cutting the center’s carbon output by around 473 tonnes, This installed solar panels would generate over 1 million kilowatts of energy per year.”
This will add to the €1m investment already committed to solar power installations across our store network in Ireland.— Lidl Ireland (@lidl_ireland) July 9, 2019
The statement also added that “The solar panels will be supplied by the Enerpower a Waterford based company, which will supply 4,364 individuals panels which will installed on the roof of the distribution facility.”
Speaking more on this, Alan Barry, Director of Property & Center Services at Lidl, said that “Lidl is rooted in communities throughout Ireland and we pride ourselves on operating in a way that is sustainable with the least impact possible on the environment.”
We're investing €1m in Ireland's largest ever installation of solar panels ☀️— Lidl Ireland (@lidl_ireland) July 9, 2019
Working with Waterford's Enerpower, 4,364 panels will be installed on the roof of our distribution facility under construction in Newbridge, Co.Kildare reducing the annual carbon output by 473 tonnes. pic.twitter.com/qkH5XftyYx
“We were very clear when building our largest distribution facility that we would integrate the latest sustainability innovations that will generate ongoing energy savings,” Alan added.
Speaking more on the solar panel installation project, Doctor John Carty, Director of Projects for Enerpower, said, “We are delighted to be working with Lidl to deliver Ireland’s largest-ever solar PV project. Solar energy has become one of the cheapest sources of electricity generation, and Lidl is setting an example for businesses in this country, demonstrating that they can reduce their carbon emissions while also making significant savings on energy costs and future carbon taxes.”