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Jerónimo Martins invests over one million euros in solar photovoltaic energy generation for self-consumption

  • Every year nearly 5,000 solar photovoltaic panels prevent the emission of an equivalent of 530 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere;
  • In 2018, two of the Group's photovoltaic power stations began operating in the Algarve, one at the Algoz Distribution Centre and another at the Recheio store in Tavira. The systems were installed by ENGIE Hemera;
  • The Group expects to start operating another four self-consumption photovoltaic power stations in the municipality of Lisbon by the end of the first half of 2020.

The Jerónimo Martins Group has invested one million, two hundred thousand euros (€1,200,000) in a solar photovoltaic energy system at its Valongo Distribution Centre, in the north of Portugal. This is the Group’s third major solar photovoltaic energy project in Portugal and will enable the generation of 2,121.48 MWh of renewable energy per year, thus preventing 530 tonnes of CO2 emissions (equivalent to the annual consumption of 580 households).

The nearly 5,000 modules installed, spanning an area of approximately 20,000 square metres of the building’s roof, are already fully operational and account for over 30% energy autonomy of the Distribution Centre’s total energy consumption.

This project builds on the two pilot projects that began operating in 2018 in the south of Portugal, with 3,876 solar photovoltaic panels at the Algoz Distribution Centre, and 1,600 panels at the Recheio store in Tavira.

The Group expects to begin operating another four self-consumption photovoltaic power stations, all located in the municipality of Lisbon, by the end of the first half of 2020.