Tesco and Amazon have become the latest high profile brands to beef up their green power procurement efforts, after inking major new renewables agreement. EDF Renewables today announced it has signed three corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Tesco, providing a total of 60MW of power to the supermarket giant.
The renewable power will come from two onshore Scottish wind farms and 17 roof-mounted solar installations at Tesco sites, EDF said. Under the terms of the deal, it is set to install 15,000 roof-mounted solar PV panels on 17 Tesco stores across England, totalling 5MWp of installed capacity. Installation for the project is slated to be complete by the end of 2020.
“We are excited to support Tesco in reaching its zero-carbon 2050 emissions target,” said Andrew Gray, managing director at GIG. “At a time when subsidies for solar PV are starting to come to an end in the UK and around the world, our team has continued its effort to deploy solar PV systems to help reduce carbon emissions as well as energy bills for our customers.”