Polish retailer Dino Polska S.A. has announced plans to generate green electricity for its energy needs by installing photovoltaic panels on new and existing stores.
By early 2021, the retailer aims to mount photovoltaic panels on the roofs of almost 400 Dino stores throughout Poland.
The total capacity of the photovoltaic panels installed by the company will reach around 14 megawatts (MW), which will enable Dino Polska to generate an estimated 14 GWh of clean, solar electricity per year.
'Combating Climate Change'
Szymon Piduch, chief executive of Dino Polska S.A., said, "Our intention is to meet the expectations of our customers. This applies not only to the development of Dino’s product offering, based on high-quality fresh products, but also to rising to global challenges and executing projects aimed at combating climate change."
The investment in solar panels will enable the retailer to reduce dependency on conventional energy, it said.
The move is expected to result in a reduction in its carbon footprint that is equivalent to 11,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
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