European supermarket sweep for solar cell systems


Coming to a rooftop near you – selected supermarket logistics centres aross Europe are soon to be adorned with solar cell systems, after discount food supermarket giant Lidl entered into an agreement with Belgium’s Enfinity N.V. and SolarMarkt AG of Germany.

The framework agreement between Lidl Stiftung, based in Neckarsulm, and both Enfinity and SolarMarkt relates to the installation and maintenance of solar systems on logistics centres of Lidl in Europe.

The general project will be realised through a joint venture of the companies SolarMarkt AG and Enfinity, based in Frankfurt am Main. Lidl is planning to make a multi-million Euro investment in solar systems for the generation of electricity on the buildings of its European subsidiaries.

Focus on solar
The announcement comes at a time when solar cells, photovoltaics (PV) and the range of specialty gases used are growing at a phenomenalrate of pace. PV production plants are emerging throughout Europe and both the North and South Pacific Rim regions, with gases consumption intrinsically linked and set to spike in demand as a result.

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