Sainsbury's has announced that it's working with key partners E.ON and Geothermal International to roll out the first phase of an energy solution to up to 100 UK stores.
The solution taps renewable energy from deep underground to provide energy efficient heating, hot water and cooling.
New-build and existing stores have been identified as part of separate projects with E.ON and Geothermal International. These will see both companies installing and operating geothermal heat pump technology, and follows Sainsbury's successful world-first use of geothermal technology developed by Greenfield Energy at its Crayford store, enabling it to supply 30% of its energy from on-site renewable sources.
The schemes aim to deliver up to 100MW of renewable energy sources in supermarkets by the end of 2016.
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