Dino Polska S.A., a Polish grocery store network commences another round of investments in renewable energy sources involving the installation of photovoltaic panels on the premises of three of the company’s distribution centers and on the roofs of another several hundred Dino stores across Poland.
After successfully completing the first stage of installing photovoltaic panels on the roofs of 400 Dino stores across Poland, the company has decided to extend its investments in renewable energy sources. On 18 February 2021 Dino Polska entered into a contract to assemble photovoltaic installations in three of the company’s distribution centers with a total capacity of 3MW to curtail significantly the demand for electricity from conventional sources of energy and reduce the quantum of harmful substances emitted into the atmosphere by approximately 2.2 thousand tons of CO2 equivalent per annum.
In the next 12 months the company will also carry out more investments spanning the installation of photovoltaic installations on the roofs of another 400 Dino stores across Poland. The capacity of the installed panels will be approximately 16 MW, which will make it possible to save approximately 12 thousand tons of CO2 equivalent per annum.
The installation of photovoltaic panels on the roofs of stores and distribution centers will make it possible to continue reducing the demand for electricity from conventional sources of energy. Dino Polska attaches great significance to solutions and projects aiming to counter climate change and curtail its environmental impact. “Investments in renewable energy sources and promulgating environmentally-friendly solutions are one of the company’s priorities, while permanently mitigating its environmental impact is embedded in the operational activity of Dino Polska”, says Michał Muskała, member of the management board of Dino Polska S.A.
After completing the foregoing projects the total capacity of all of these installations will be equal to 33 MW. In 2022 this should make it possible to reduce the quantum of harmful substances emitted into the atmosphere by approximately 24 thousand tons of CO2 equivalent per year.