Australian Supermarket Giant installs Solar at its 150th Outlet

Roof top Solar System - GEE Energy
Roof top Solar System - GEE Energy

Image Courtesy – Woolworths, Canberra

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Published On: 08 June, 2022

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Popular Australian supermarket and grocery store Woolworths accomplished a new milestone by installing a solar power system at its 150th outlet in Canberra, ACT in a bid to fulfil its commitment of powering all of its Australian stores via renewables by 2025.

The latest installation is comprised of 222 solar panels that are spread across a 500 square metre area. It is reported to have a generation capacity of over 145MWh of renewable power per year, equivalent to the annual energy consumption of more than 25 Australian households.

With its latest solar installation, Woolworths, or ‘Woolies’ is fulfilling its corporate social responsibility towards its stakeholders while also reducing its carbon footprint.

Michael Shelley – General Manager, Green Energy Transition (Woolworths) was quoted by PV Magazine Australia as saying, “In recent years we’ve been on a mission to roll out solar panels on supermarkets across the country. We’re committed to doing our bit to bring about a better tomorrow.”

Woolworths’ existing network of solar installations across its supermarket rooftops are comprised of approximately 80,000 panels, and generate enough energy to power almost 6,300 households across Australia.

The supermarket giant is one of the biggest corporate establishments in Australia to drive the shift towards renewable and sustainable energy across the nation, and aims to cut up to 63% of its total emissions by 2030.

Read the full story here: Supermarket major reaches milestone in rooftop solar rollout

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