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.