The state-of-the-art supermarket is situated right next to Danfoss’ headquarters in Nordborg, Denmark, and will lead the way for supermarket chains around the world to develop climate-friendly and sustainable stores with technologies that already exist today.
Built with leading energy-efficient refrigeration and heating technology, solar roof panels and charging points for electric cars, the Smart Store supermarket will capture and reuse heat produced by cooling cabinets and freezers to provide heating for the supermarket and local community through district energy.
Kristian Strand, President, Refrigeration & A/C Controls, Danfoss Climate Solutions, says: “The origins of this project go back a long time, but the new energy-efficient Smart Store supermarket that we are starting to build today has only grown in relevance. The goal of the project is to show how easy and profitable it is to decarbonise our economy and ensure reliable and sustainable energy use. Heating and cooling are the largest energy consumers in supermarkets. The solutions we are building here today represent the core of Danfoss solutions and will showcase how we can approach zero energy use in food retail, together.”
This site will also serve as an Application Development Centre where Danfoss will work together with partners to co-develop new technologies and explore interfaces in the energy system surrounding energy storage.