Solar energy arrives at Leroy Merlin in Funchal

Energy Production Customer Leroy Merlin Services Carport Solar Sector Retail
aerial view of leroy merlin in funchal with the carport solar in the foreground
Annual Production
 value
509 MWh
CO2 avoided
 value
239
Total Power
 value
345 KWp
Trees planted
 value
6 100
Annual energy consumption
 value
102

This is the first solar carport for solar energy production on Madeira Island and it is already in operation.

The first Solar Carport in Madeira Island is already operating, producing clean energy for the Leroy Merlin store in Funchal. This structure, in addition to providing protection for the vehicles of customers who visit the space, also produces the clean energy that will feed 42% of the building's energy needs. This photovoltaic installation consisting of 1032 photovoltaic modules, has a power of 345 kWp, an estimated production of 509 MWh, avoiding the annual emission of 209 ton CO2. The entire investment of around €400,000 was made by Helexia, which allows Leroy Merlin to remain focused on its core business.

In the very near future the project will grow with the inclusion of Electric Mobility, through the installation of 2 chargers: 1 fast 50kW and 1 double 2X22kW.

According to João Guerra, Helexia's Marketing and Communication Director in Portugal: "The island of Madeira is moving towards increasing renewables in its energy mix and has the temporal goal within 2 to 3 years, 50% of energy is from renewable sources. In this sense it is important that companies contribute with solar self-consumption helping the necessary energy transition.

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Benefits

It protects parked vehicles from the weather, while producing clean, renewable energy;
It values real estate assets;
It reduces the energy bill and the building's carbon footprint;
Being a functional structure, it also reinforces the brand's image of innovation and sustainability.
João Lavos
Leroy Merlin Positive Impact Leader

Helexia has been and will be our partner in the energy transition of our buildings, because for us it makes sense to start with our own House. The work we have been doing is a true partnership, based on a very close knowledge of the needs and mutual capabilities of both companies, knowledge that was gained over the time of the relationship.

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From needs analysis to implementation, we believe that a decarbonized economy is the path to growth.

What is a Solar Carport?

The solar Carport is a solution that unifies a shading structure with photovoltaic energy production. This concept offers the ideal combination, vehicles parked in the park are protected from the sun and other weather conditions, while producing clean, renewable solar energy.

The potential of solar energy?

Solar photovoltaic energy is one of the fastest growing technologies and is recognized by companies as a huge opportunity that translates into economic and ecological benefits.

Advantages:

  • Energy bill reduction
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Shade in the parking lot
  • The investment can be made by Helexia.

Helexia can be your partner to develop, manage, and finance solar PV projects in your building.

Leroy Merlin and Helexia

It is part of Leroy Merlin's DNA to generate "Positive Impact" by delivering positive results for people, the economy and society. At Helexia we reinforce this DNA with clean, renewable energy.

Together with Leroy Merlin, several projects have already been developed, with the aim of making great strides in the decarbonization of its operation.

Several axes of action have been defined:

  • Clean energy production and consumption;
  • Energy efficiency;
  • Certifications and energy audits;
  • Electric Mobility
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