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by Property Forum | Retail

The hypermarket chain has switched on 420 kWp of rooftop solar panels, bringing the total number of facilities to six. The two new sites are located in the southern city of Petrich and in the capital's Mladost 4 district. By the end of the ear, the retail leader plans to put into operation three more photovoltaic installations.

The total power generated by the new facilities equals the electrical power of one medium-sized store. Eco-innovation is part of the company's strategy to increase energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of its operations.

"As a result of our green policy, Kaufland Bulgaria has saved nearly 4,000 tons of CO₂ emissions for 2022. This year, we will continue to invest in building more new photovoltaic installations and technologies in our hypermarkets to further reduce our carbon footprint. Each new photovoltaic installation saves nearly 110 tons of CO₂ emissions and reduces the annual electricity consumption of the hypermarket by about 20%", commented Ivo Vassilev, Energy Manager of Kaufland Bulgaria. Every year, Kaufland reduces its electricity consumption by an average of 2%. The company achieves this result through consistent energy efficiency measures, including the transition of complete-LED lighting in all hypermarkets, which accounts for 30% energy savings,complete replacement of refrigeration equipment with environmentally safe refrigerant and much more.