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Sunday | January 17 | 2021

SPAR Austria at 100 solar-powered stores in the country

SPAR Austria installed a solar power system on the roof of the SPAR Wolkersdorf, bringing the number of solar-powered stores to 100.

The company plans to roll out the systems in additional stores nationwide.

SPAR store rooftop solar systems created 4.8 million kilowatt-hours of green electricity, which was used directly onsite.

Compared to the domestic electricity mix, this green energy contributes to a CO2 reduction of 800 tonnes.

With the electricity generated on rooftops, SPAR powers instore cooling, lighting, and IT systems.

Annually, SPAR Austria invests about €1 million in the expansion of solar energy, in close cooperation with regional energy providers.

SPAR Austria intends to reduce its instore energy consumption by 50% by 2050, compared to 2009, and to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 90%.

SPAR alro operates two hydropower plants at the SPAR Supermarket in Graz-Floßlendplatz and the SES shopping centre SILLPARK in Innsbruck.

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