February 16 (Renewables Now) – Germany’s Das Futterhaus is powering its shops with electrical energy from a 5-MWp photo voltaic park within the state of Schleswig-Holstein that the pet meals retailer is procuring beneath a five-year energy buy settlement (PPA).
Das Futterhaus will off-take 3.9 GWh of inexperienced electrical energy per yr from the Bokel photo voltaic plant operated by Sunnic Lighthouse GmbH, a subsidiary of German renewables operator Enerparc AG. The contracted electrical energy is sufficient to cowl 70% of the electrical energy consumption of the group.
The PPA was signed between Sunnic and EHA Energie-HandelsGesellschaft which serves because the power service supplier for Das Futterhaus. The contract has been operating since January and has an possibility for a three-year extension.
The Bokel web site was constructed by Enerparc and doesn’t obtain state subsidies.
Buying inexperienced electrical energy from a neighborhood photo voltaic park in northern Germany is an additional step within the sustainability technique of the pet meals retailer, stated Lutz Sommer, Head of Setting & Vitality at Das Futterhaus. The photovoltaic system generates electrical energy precisely when the group wants energy to function its shops, thus supplying inexperienced electrical energy at secure costs in the long run, Sommer added.
Das Futterhaus provides pet meals and equipment for cats, canines, birds, fish, reptiles and rodents and has a community of greater than 400 shops in Germany and Austria.