DIY store owner Dedeman finished rooftop photovoltaic systems for self-consumption on 38 out of 54 units that it operates in Romania, with E.ON Energie România and Simtel Team as contractors. Retail chain Penny just signed a contract with Enel X România for solar power plants with a combined capacity of 1.25 MW on two warehouses.
When companies and households begin to produce their own electricity, they change the power system, weaken monopolies and help energy security. Dedeman, owner of 54 do-it-yourself stores in Romania, managed to install photovoltaic panels on the rooftops of 38 units in just one year, Ziarul Financiar reported. Other retailers, such as Penny, are following the trend in the country, too, drawn by low equipment costs.
Dedeman hired E.ON Energie România and Simtel Team for the first round of the project in last April, for 28 stores and more than 7 MW in total. So far, the firm owned by Dragoş and Adrian Pavăl invested more than EUR 6 million in the endeavor. The solar power systems have the capacity to cover 30% of each unit’s electricity consumption, on average.