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Supermarket giant Lidl is to invest 1 million euros ($1.12 million) and install 4,364 solar panels at a distribution facility being built in Ireland.
In an announcement Monday, the firm said that the solar panels would generate over 1 million kilowatt hours of energy per year, cutting the facility’s carbon output by around 473 tonnes.
Lidl said the installation would represent Ireland’s “largest ever installation” of photovoltaic solar panels. Photovoltaic refers to a way of directly converting light from the sun into electricity.
The solar panels will be supplied by Enerpower, a renewable energy business based in Waterford, Ireland.
Lidl said its new investment would mean that more than one-quarter of its energy requirements in Ireland would come from solar power.
“We were very clear when building our largest distribution center that we would integrate the latest sustainability innovations that will generate ongoing energy savings,” Alan…