As part of the company’s effort to reduce its carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy, Loblaw has launched a rooftop solar pilot project at four stores in Ontario –Ajax, Orleans, Toronto and Whitby.
The Canadian food distributor has applied for more than 100 rooftop solar installations.
These applications have been approved by the Ontario Power Authority through the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program under the Green Energy Act, which is designed to help speed up the development of renewable energy projects.
Based on the success of the initial four pilot projects, Loblaw will evaluate the next phase of roll outs.
The food distributor will work with Northland Power Income Fund to install the photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the four pilot stores.
In February, Craig Hutchison, senior vice president of marketing for Loblaw Companies discussed the company’s plans to reduce waste and improve sustainability in the food industry.