EDP to power 300 Burger King restaurants in Spain with solar panels
Hamburger fast food chain Burger King has signed an agreement with Energias de Portugal (EDP), a Portuguese electric utility, for the installation of photo-voltaic panels in nearly 300 of its restaurants in Spain.
The agreement enables the US fast food giant to generate and consume renewable energy in its facilities.
The partnership with the Portuguese electric utility will be extended to the restaurants managed by Burger King across Portugal in the future.
Burger King and EDP will develop an energy plan throughout 2021 in the free-standing dining spaces of the former in Spain. Additionally, all newly constructed dining spaces of Burger King in the same model will also employ the same self-consumption approach of solar energy.
Altogether, the plan is to install over 12,000 photo-voltaic panels, spread over an area of 25,000 square meters.
The self-consumption facilities of the fast food restaurant chain are estimated to reach a total installed power of over 5MW, at peak, which is equivalent to the average electricity consumption of more than 2,000 households.
Moreover, the use of photo-voltaic panels by Burger King restaurants in Spain will offset CO2 emissions by over 2,300 tonnes annually, which is nearly eight tonnes per restaurant.