A new solar panel installation atop a Luxembourg Post sorting centre in Bettembourg will produce 674,880 kWh, the equivalent energy consumption of over 170 households.
Solar cells on sorting centres are nothing new, but what’s interesting here is that the project has been developed jointly by Enovos and Luxembourg Post. Enovos is a European energy company.
The two companies joined forces to respond to a call for tender from the Luxembourg government to set up large-scale solar cell installations. The government is pushing for more renewable energy, and is encouraging private investment in green power.
Luxembourg Post was one of the first companies in Luxembourg to switch to electric mobility and 100% green electricity (for its buildings and vehicles).
In 2018, POST Luxembourg's 50 electric vehicles saved more than 38,000 litres of fuel and an estimated 100,000 tonnes of CO2.
Currently, 30% of delivery rounds are conducted on foot or with an electric vehicle.
"For POST Courrier, using electric vehicles allows our drivers to provide better customer service while respecting the environment. Ultimately, less noise, less pollution and better ergonomics for our drivers." - Hjoerdis Stahl, Director of POST Courrier and Deputy Director General of POST Luxembourg
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