Domino’s expands solar program nation-wide

Pizza retailer Domino’s has announced a renewable energy strategy that will see it roll-out solar power systems and energy controllers across all Domino’s stores across Australia.

The strategy is aiming to reduce Domino’s operational impact on the environment, while reducing energy costs, in partnership with Construction, Supply & Service.

Domino’s Australia and New Zealand chief executive Nick Knight said the business initially started the strategy with only one store – Domino’s Aspley, Queensland, in 2017 – which has seen a 34 per cent reduction in energy usage, and a 48 per cent saving in electricity costs.

“We are really excited that Domino’s Aspley is now sourcing power from renewable energy and are thrilled with the results,” Knight said. 

“We are looking to implement this strategy in more stores across our network, with Domino’s Ballina, Noarlunga and Kelso already operating with solar power systems and energy demand controllers.”

Domino’s Aspley

According to Knight, Domino’s already has 70 stores with energy demand controllers installed, which de-energises non-essential equipment during peak power usage, and has an additional seven stores currently in the works. 

Domino’s is not alone in turning to solar energy in order to cut down on energy costs, with Coles recently announcing it is constructing three solar plants in regional New South Wales which will provide 10 per cent of Coles’ national energy electricity needs. 

Likewise, Woolworths is implementing solar into the redevelopment of its Adelaide regional distribution centre – with 3500 solar panels to provide around one-fifth of the centre’s needs.

Vicinity Centres has also announced it is investing $75 million into a large scale solar program, which will see 22 of its centres fitted with rooftop solar panels, and will cut the group’s consumption from the national energy grid by up to 40 per cent. 

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