DHL Express will install solar panels in its distribution centers. The first cells will be installed this year in units in Koszalin, Łódź and Toruń, and in 2022 changes will be implemented in other units, the company said.
DHL Express declares that the branches in Łódź and Toruń will be able to obtain up to 50% of energy from renewable sources, and the unit in Koszalin will be 100% solar powered. Both in Łódź and Toruń, 111 RISEN photovoltaic modules with a capacity of 49.95 kWh will be installed, which is equal to the energy necessary to power about 10 single-family houses, according to the release.
“By investing in photovoltaics, we are taking another step towards decarbonising our business, which is one of the main pillars of GoGreen’s strategy for sustainable development. Moreover, changes in the infrastructure will allow us to achieve approx. 40-50% lower energy costs, and in view of the forecasted increase in electricity prices, the savings may be even greater. When developing a plan for investments in photovoltaic cells, and more precisely in ground installations up to 50kWp, we take into account all those places where the installation of panels is possible mainly due to legal conditions and infrastructure issues, such as building structure or land available for investment, “said the director of operations at DHL Express Agnieszka Łukawczyk.