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Rabba has agreed with Green Integrations and Star Energy Solutions to develop solar generation that will help it greatly reduce the carbon footprint of its grocery network. When completed, the solar energy systems will generate more than 1.5 million kWh of electricity annually, thereby offsetting the vast majority of the electricity requirements for Rabba’s Mississauga, Ont. distribution facilities. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

A total of 2,585 solar panels will be installed and will help to lessen the company’s reliance on the provincial electricity grid. They will generate enough electricity to reduce carbon dioxide output by 822 tons, which is the equivalent of planting 362,000 trees planted or eliminating 88 kilometres of motor traffic.

“The environment is important to our customers, and our business,” said Jack Rabba. “Harnessing the power of solar energy is one of the ways we can contribute to a more sustainable and, ultimately, a healthy business. We are eager to see this investment come to fruition.”

“Green Integrations is honoured to have been chosen by the Rabba team to develop its first solar net-metering systems,” said John Staneko, president and CEO at Green Integrations. “This initiative serves as a great example of a growing group of companies that are future-proofing their businesses with renewable energy. This initiative will lead to tangible economic and environmental outcomes including job creation, supporting the green economy, and a reduced carbon footprint. We look forward to being a part of this initiative.”

Rabba’s facilities distribute grocery, refrigerated, dairy and frozen goods as well as specialty items.

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