Lidl invests $1.2M in solar energy
Neckarsulm, Germany-based Lidl has plans to invest $1.2 million to install 4,364 solar panels on the roof of its Lidl distribution facility, currently under construction, in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
The company announced that once installed, the solar panels at the Lidl distribution facility will produce 1,011,929 kilowatt-hours of energy from a sustainable resource annually, which is equivalent to meeting the electricity requirements of 240 homes and reduces the center’s carbon output by some 473 tons.
As a result of this investment, over one-quarter of Lidl’s energy requirements will now be generated by solar power. The company said that it will work with Enerpower, which will supply the 4,364 individual panels, which will be installed on the roof of the distribution facility – making this Ireland’s largest ever installation of PV (photovoltaics) solar panels.