BUCHAREST (Romania), August 3 (SeeNews) – Winemaker listed in Bucharest Purcari Wineries Group [BSE:WINE] announced on Wednesday that it had installed a 240 MWh photovoltaic system on the roof of its Château Purcari production site in Moldova.
The photovoltaic system covers an area of 1,025 m² and will cover 15% of the winery’s electricity consumption, the company said in a statement filed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
This investment brings the group closer to its ambition of more sustainable and CO2-neutral production, he said.
“We remain committed to achieving the long-term goal of environmental sustainability in our business, and the investment in a solar panel system is a certain sign of our allegiance in this regard,” said Eugen Comendant, director of the operation of Purcari Wineries.
The group said it would continue to increase its investments in sustainability, aiming to cover up to 80% of its energy consumption from solar parks.
Purcari Wineries manages over 1,350 hectares of vineyards and operates four production platforms in Romania and Moldova. The company is the leader in the premium wine segment in Romania, with a segment share of 30%, and the largest wine exporter in Moldova, delivering its products to more than 40 countries.
Shares of Purcari were trading down 0.11% at 9.21 lei ($1.9/1.87 euro) on the Bucharest Stock Exchange at 1307 CET on Wednesday.
(1 euro = 4.9252 lei)
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