Hong Kong-based Dairy Farm International Holdings is co-developing the largest solar panel system in Hong Kong’s retail sector, alongside tech provider CLPe Solutions.
The project will see approximately 2000 solar panels installed on the rooftop of the Wellcome Fresh Food Centre in Tseung Kwan O, which will generate over 1 million kWh each year – enough to meet the annual electricity needs of nearly 250 local households.
“Dairy Farm has always been committed to serving customers better whilst contributing to the community,” said Dairy Farm Group CEO for North Asia Choo Peng Chee.
“The solar power project demonstrates how we can adopt environmentally-friendly practices and make our business more sustainable. By creating an eco-friendly workplace, we aim to engage team members in the sustainability agenda through integrating it into their everyday lives and engineering a building they can be proud to work in.
“We very much want to bring encourage greener habits in our team members, which will help bring our sustainability values to life.”
The Wellcome FFC processes, receives, packs and delivers fresh produce from all over the world to over 300 Wellcome and Market Place stores. A food recycling scheme has already been implemented at the Centre, in which organic waste is collected every day and turned into compost or animal feed.
And, in addition, the business has utlised CLP’s Eco Building Fund to install 18 high-speed energy saving speed doors within the controlled temperature rooms at the centre.