Helexia, a subsidiary of Voltalia (Euronext Paris, ISIN code: FR0011995588) and an international player in the energy transition, has announced the start of construction of 12 solar rooftops with a total capacity of 3.6 megawats for Leroy Merlin.
On 24 October 2022, Helexia officially announced the launch of its activities in the Romanian market. On this occasion, Daniela Vladica was appointed Country Director of Helexia Romania.
Helexia is starting the construction of 12 photovoltaic projects with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts for Leroy Merlin, a major DIY player specialising in a wide range of home improvement solutions.
Leroy Merlin Romania has chosen Helexia to develop, build, and maintain solar rooftops on its stores. This 3.6-megawatt self-consumption project will be implemented at twelve sites across the country. Annual production is expected to generate 4,218 megawatts per hour, covering 25% of their electricity consumption and saving around 2,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.
“We are thrilled to announce our momentous expansion into the vibrant Romanian market. It’s important to note that our collaboration with Leroy Merlin extends well beyond this remarkable venture. Helexia is honoured to have a rich history of successful projects with Leroy Merlin in various countries. Our enthusiasm for supporting Leroy Merlin’s sustainability goals is unwavering, and this venture exemplifies our dedication to a greener, more sustainable future in Romania and beyond.”
CEO of Helexia
“Leroy Merlin Romania is fully committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, which is why, starting in 2022, we aim to decrease our carbon footprint by 5% each year, so that in 2035 we will have a carbon footprint 50% lower than the baseline year. To support this target we are working actively, using all the levers at our disposal: from offering sustainable solutions for the energy renovation of Romanians’ homes, decarbonizing our offer and optimizing transport solutions, to reducing energy consumption, purchasing green energy, and installing solar panels on our stores. We are grateful and confident that with the help of our partner Helexia, whom we choose to install solar rooftops on 12 of our stores, we will successfully cover 25% of our electricity consumption and save up to 2,000 tons of CO2 per year.”
Indirect Procurement Manager at Leroy Merlin Romania