• April 24, 2024

Alfamart, the Super Minimart chain of the SM Group, is harnessing the power of the sun for a brighter future with the recent installation of solar panels in its distribution center in Silang, Cavite.

This initiative aims to lessen the reliance of the 30,000sqm distribution center on the community’s power supply while also lessening power costs and its carbon emissions.

The 117 solar panels on the roof deck can produce an equivalent of 55,370 watts. The company targets to finish the second phase of the project with an additional 100,000 watts by December this year.

“As Alfamart continues to expand and reach out to different areas, we are cognizant of our impact on the environment and the community. We are committed to integrating sustainability in our operations as we continue to serve communities,” said Harvey Ong, Chief Operating Officer of Alfamart.

Alfamart is keen on replicating this initiative in its new stores depending on this initial phase. The company has a total of 1,590 stores as of September 2023.

The solar panels are designed to power the operations of Alfamart’s back offices despite changing seasons of the country. Any excess of generated electricity is utilized by the 24/7 operational warehouse. 

Alfamart and all of its four distribution centers in Bulacan, Cavite, Pampanga, and Laguna further strengthen their initiatives toward sustainability by using electric forklifts and electric movers in their operations. The company has been using these electric forklifts and electric movers since the start of operations in 2014.

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