Tesco is planning a major rollout of solar on the roofs of its stores in the UK.

No specific details such as system size or component suppliers have yet been identified, but Tesco is partnering with developers and Macquarie both linked to the projects, Tesco’s solar initiative bears stark similarities to Amazon’s solar deployment initiative in the UK.

In 2017 Tesco committed to deriving 100% of its power for its UK operations from renewable sources by the end of that year, and in December penned a deal with Volskwagen and Pod Point to install 2,400 electric vehicle charge points at its supermarkets over the next three years.

Sainsbury’s has installed solar on more than 200 of its UK sites, amassing a generation portfolio in excess of 41MWbefore beginning to experiment with battery storage in recent years.

Discount supermarket chain Aldi and Marks & Spencer have also unveiled significant solar deployment programmes, the latter having installed the country’s largest rooftop solar installation at its Castle Donington distribution centre in 2015

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