Germany-based discount food retailer Lidl Stiftung has entered into a framework agreement with Enfinity from Waregem, Belgium, and with SolarMarkt from Freiburg, Germany for the installation and maintenance of on-site solar power generation systems on logistics centres in seven countries in Europe. The project will be realised through a joint venture of SolarMarkt AG and Enfinity, based in Frankfurt.

Lidl, which owns numerous buildings used for logistics and sales purposes, is planning to make a very major investment in solar systems for the generation of electricity on the buildings of its European subsidiaries.

Enfinity and SolarMark will use special substructure systems and different solar module types for the large roof surfaces, which will guarantee the successful operation of the solar systems on a long-term basis, says SolarMark. Preparations for the installation of the solar systems are already underway and the works will start in several countries in the coming months. In addition to Germany, systems will also be installed in Belgium, Italy, Spain, France, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.