Burger King has unveiled its energy efficient restaurant located in Waghäusel, Germany, developed in cooperation with Wirsol Solar. The restaurant features several forms of renewable energy, including solar photovoltaics, reports Design-BuildSolar.
“This new energy-efficient restaurant uses renewable energy systems, such as solar photovoltaic and wind turbines that are estimated to save nearly half of this restaurant’s yearly electricity costs,” said Jonathan Fitzpatrick, senior vice president of franchise operations for BK’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region. “Implementing these new green energy systems reduces the environmental impact and is another step in our ongoing commitment to our BK Positive Steps corporate responsibility program.”
The PV aspect of the design include 720 solar photovoltaic modules, generating over 53,500kWh of electricity per year. The modules are spread out across separate areas of the restaurant building, including a BIPV shelter and roof-mounted panels.