UK grocery giant Tesco signs renewable power deal

Britain's largest supermarket sees 5MW of solar on its stores under framework agreement

UK supermarket giant Tesco has signed a deal to fit solar modules on the rooftops of its stores.

The UK’s largest grocery retailer agreed an initial 1MW of deployments at its facilities, with a total of about 5MW of PV foreseen under a framework agreement with renewables investor SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT), said the latter.

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Tesco will sign power purchase agreements for each PV deployment with SEEIT, which will own the solar modules and handle O&M.

No further details are available over the number of Tesco facilities involved, said SEEIT.

On-site generation of renewable power is becoming an increasingly attractive option for major corporates as they seek to meet green energy goals.

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