Spanish retailer Alcampo has partnered with solar energy company Helexia to increase its photovoltaic footprint, as it seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2043.
Solar installations will be implemented in nine stores in 2023, through the installation of photovoltaic panels on store rooftops and parking shelters.
The plants will have a capacity of 9,130 kWp in total, which will produce 13,3GWh annually and lead to a reduction of 3,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Achieving Carbon Neutrality
“At Alcampo, we are taking important steps towards the decarbonisation of our activity,” said Américo Ribeiro, Alcampo’s director general. “This project falls under our objective to reach carbon neutrality in Scopes 1 and 2 by 2043. To stop climate change and its consequences is a priority for society, and for Alcampo as well.”
Helexia, part of the Voltalia group, will assist Alcampo with developing, funding and operating the nine projects.
“In Spain, the energy situation is challenging, and to assist companies in moving towards better energy management in self-consumption, as well as energy efficiency, is key to securing economic and ecological sustainability,” said Etienne Le Pargneux, Helexia Spain’s director general.
“We are proud to support a business such as Alcampo, whose commitment to the planet drives it to define and follow very ambitious objectives for the energy transition. This agreement reinforces our position to accelerate the energy transition for our clients through collaborations.”
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