by Property Forum | Retail

Retailer Penny, controlled by German group REWE, will install photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of its warehouses in Romania. The renewable energy systems will be implemented in Turda and Ștefănești.  

Utility firm Enel X Romania will supply and install the panels that will have an electricity output of 445 MWh for each of the logistic centres. In Ștefănești, Enel will install 1,573 PV panels. 

“Beyond the economic advantages, the photovoltaic systems reduce the impact on the environment by cutting the carbon footprint,” says Mirel Jarnea, Head of B2B Enel X Romania. 

The retailer will save around €150,000 in electricity costs yearly due to the investment in PV systems. 

Penny has logistics centers in Ștefăneștii de Jos, Turda and Bacău that serve 280 stores across the country. The retailer employs 5,000 people.