Kaufland Bulgaria will install photovoltaic modules in three supermarkets by the end of the year

SOFIA (Bulgaria), Oct. 11 (SeeNews) – Kaufland Bulgaria plans to install three new photovoltaic (PV) systems on the roofs of its hypermarkets in Sofia and the city of Petrich by the end of 2022 as part of energy efficiency measures, energy manager Ivo Vasilev said.

The company, a unit of German retail chain Kaufland, also intends to equip all of its future hypermarkets with photovoltaic panels, Vasilev said in a press release on Monday.

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Kaufland already has rooftop installations in four hypermarkets in several Bulgarian cities, including Dupnitsa, Stara Zagora, Burgas and Varna. The systems cover around 20% of the annual energy requirements of the sites.

Overall, the company wants to save 3,900 tons of CO₂ emissions and almost 8.7 GWh of electricity in 2022 through a combination of measures. This corresponds to 1,500 fewer cars on Bulgaria’s roads, Vasilev said.

The company also plans to build two new charging stations for electric cars by the end of 2022. The stations will be located in hypermarket parking lots in Sofia and Varna, complementing the existing network of 13 stations.

Kaufland is also introducing its second free charging station for electric bicycles, mopeds and scooters. It will be built in the company’s newest hypermarket in Sofia, which opened in September.

Kaufland entered the Bulgarian market in 2006. The retailer is part of the German family-owned Schwarz Group, which also operates the Lidl supermarket chain in Bulgaria.

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