Domino’s gets a slice of the solar action

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Domino’s has partnered with Construction, Supply & Service (CSS) to launch a renewable energy strategy for its stores across Australia.

Check out this article published by Energy Source & Distribution magazine.

Domino's Aspley

The strategy, which includes energy demand controllers and renewable solar power systems, has been introduced in a bid to reduce operational impacts on the environment and electricity costs.

Since implementation at the pizza chain’s Aspley store in 2017, results have shown a 34 per cent reduction in energy usage and 48 per cent saving in electricity costs.

Domino’s Australia and New Zealand CEO Nick Knight said Domino’s had plans to roll out renewable energy solutions to more stores, with Domino’s Aspley ‘lighting the way’ for others to follow.

Domino's Aspley
The Aspley store

“We are really excited that Domino’s Aspley is now sourcing power from renewable energy and are thrilled with the results,” he said.

“We are looking to implement this strategy in more stores across our network, with … Ballina, Noarlunga and Kelso already operating with solar power systems and energy demand controllers,” Mr Knight said.

“We currently have 70 stores with energy demand controllers installed – which de-energise non-essential electrical equipment during peak power usage – and an additional seven stores already in the works.

Domino's Aspley
Solar panels on the roof of the Aspley store

“These stores have seen energy reductions of up to 22 per cent and electricity savings of up to 27 per cent in the past 12 months alone.”

CSS general manager Earle Strong said the future of the pizza chain’s renewable energy strategy was bright – benefiting both the environment and stores with its low maintenance approach.

“Solar energy is increasing in popularity for many reasons, by mainly because of its versatility, sustainability and safety benefits,” Mr Strong said.

“The power consumption savings we have seen at Domino’s Aspley have been incredibly encouraging and we look forward to installing renewable energy solutions into more Domino’s stores across Australia.”

Published originally here: - September 18th, 2019.