Supermarket Aldi rolls out rooftop solar in Australia

Supermarket chain Aldi is to install 4.6 MW of solar PV on 30 of its stores plus a distribution centre in Australia.

The properties in New South Wales and Queensland will be equipped by Photon Energy Engineering Australia, a subsidiary of Dutch solar company Photon Energy.

“Photon Energy is very proud to be co-operating with ALDI to transform its stores into solar power generators capable of providing a large proportion of their daytime electricity consumption,” said Photon Energy’s managing director Michael Gartner.

Combined, the 31 installations are designed to generate more than 6.3 GWh of clean energy every year. Photon will also provide monitoring and operation and maintenance services.

The deal with Photon is the latest addition to German-owned Aldi’s solar commitment in Australia. It already has almost 1 MW of rooftop solar at a distribution centre in Brendale, Queensland, and 2.3 MW in Prestons, New South Wales.