Credit Agricole installed solar panels on the roof of the bank's backup data center in Kyiv. The station began its work in August this year. It is reported by Ecotown.
According to forecasts, the SPP will produce 20.6 MWh of electricity per year.
The launch of a solar power plant will reduce energy consumption, as well as reduce the carbon footprint of the bank by 21 tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to a car trip to a distance of 110 thousand km.
“Credit Agricole is a green bank that embodies the Group’s global climate commitments to reduce its carbon footprint in Ukraine. We are aware of all the environmental challenges and threats facing the progressive world, therefore we are directing significant investments in the fight against environmental pollution. Our bank has already implemented a number of environmental projects. I’m sure that the installation of a solar power plant is our first and far from the last step in using renewable energy for our own consumption”, commented Yurii Dzyuba, head of the general services department of the bank.
For three years, the Bank in Ukraine has been actively supporting environmental programs and is creating its own within the framework of the We Care! programme. Thus, the Bank runs the Tree for Car Loan initiative, under which Credit Agricole acquired and planted 27150 seedlings and trees in problem areas of Kyiv.
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