EDP will produce solar energy for Burger King in Spain

  • ECO News
  • 15 February 2021

This partnership, that will allow the production and consumption of renewable energy in Burger King's spaces, should be extended to Portugal in the future.

EDP has joined Burger King to produce solar energy in about 300 of the fast-food chain’s restaurants in Spain. The partnership, which involves the installation of over 12,000 photovoltaic panels at these locations, should be extended to the spaces that the brand manages in Portugal in the near future.

The American fast-food chain will thus be able to produce and consume renewable energy at its facilities in the neighbouring country, and, via the energy installed, it will be possible to prepare around 39 million hamburgers in their restaurants, the companies said in a statement.

This partnership covers freestanding restaurants that already exist. In addition, newly-built spaces will also incorporate the self-consumption of solar energy. The photovoltaic panels will occupy an area of 25,000 square metres, which corresponds to almost four football pitches.

EDP already has over 800 solar photovoltaic projects in companies in both Portugal and Spain.