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WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017

Blackwoods distribution centre sources 30 per cent of its power from solar energy

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In early 2017, Blackwoods installed a 200 kilo watt solar array at its Canning Vale, Western Australia distribution centre. This solar energy installation now accounts for 30 per cent of the site’s electricity consumption.

At 200 kilo watts, the Canning Vale solar array will reduce the distribution centre’s carbon emissions by approximately 200 tonnes per year.

Blackwoods expects to complete solar panel installations at all feasible distribution centres by the end of 2017, reducing emissions by approximately 10 per cent.