SPAR Slovenia adds solar panels to its distribution center

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SPAR Slovenia has installed solar panels on the roof of a distribution center in Ljubljana as part of its sustainability initiatives.

The panels will produce around 16% of the electricity needed for the installation, reducing the chain’s carbon footprint.

SPAR solar panel roof Slovenia

With a solar power plant capable of producing up to 1 megawatt of green electricity, thanks to the 2,073 solar modules that will cover the roofs of certain storage areas, SPAR Slovenia will produce one gigawatt hour of electricity per year, which is comparable to the power supply 350 households annually.

Reducing the electricity consumption of the distribution network will therefore contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of SPAR Slovenia by 484 tons per year.

Global energy management is one of the brand’s key actions as part of its sustainable development strategy.

“Green Purchasing Decisions”

Commenting on the installation, Jure Petkovšek, Chief Financial Officer of SPAR Slovenia, said: “At SPAR we take responsibility for the environment at all levels of our business and as part of this we strive reduce our carbon footprint at all times.

“With initiatives related to the sustainable management of packaging, we want our customers to be able to make purchasing decisions that respect the environment. And as a retailer, we strive to reduce our carbon footprint through various measures in the framework of the company’s energy policy, including the construction of energy-efficient infrastructure.A good example is the first large solar power plant that we set up this summer.

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