Freiburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Discount food supermarket chain Lidl Stiftung, based in Neckarsulm, Germany, has entered into a framework agreement with Belgium’s Enfinity N.V. and SolarMarkt AG relating to the installation and maintenance of solar systems on Lidl’s European logistics centres.
In a statement, Lidl says it is planning to make an investment in the three-digit millions of Euros range in solar systems on the buildings of its European subsidiaries.
Enfinity and SolarMarkt AG will use special substructure systems and different solar module types for the large roof surfaces.
Preparations for the installation of the solar systems are already underway and the works will start in several countries in the coming months. In addition to Germany, the systems will also be installed in Belgium, Italy, Spain, France, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
The project will be realized through a SolarMarkt and Enfinity joint venture, to be based in Frankfurt am Main.
“We developed a complete package for Lidl and will be operating the systems after their installation,” explained Dr. Karl Bangert, manager of Enfinity.