Bunnings celebrates the installation of its 100th rooftop solar PV system
Bunnings is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations by sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2025, to help achieve a target of net zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030.
Since 2014, Bunnings has been installing rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across its Australian store network to grow local electricity generation of renewable power, to help achieve this target. Solar PV systems play an important role in helping Bunnings transition to cleaner energy sources, with each system covering up to 30 per cent of each stores’ energy needs.
During the 2023 financial year, Bunnings celebrated a milestone with the installation of the 100th solar PV rooftop system on the Palmerston Warehouse store in the Northern Territory. As of 30 June 2023, 127 solar PV rooftop systems were installed on Bunnings stores across Australia. The program covers more than 310,000 square metres of roof space and generates the energy equivalent required to power more than 7,000 Australian households for one year.
With the help of the Bunnings solar PV systems and the broader emissions reduction program, 64.4 per cent of the Bunnings network is now powered by renewable electricity.