Major Retailer Launches Rooftop Solar Farms

ATLANTA, GA — August 17, 2017 — Today, The Home Depot announced its latest sustainability project: For 50 stores across the U.S., the home improvement retailer will convert the 104,000 square feet of rooftop space into miniature solar farms.

 

Source: The Home Depot

Source: The Home Depot

The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually at each Home Depot store – that’s the equivalent of powering 2,300 average U.S. homes for a year.

In partnership with Current, a subsidiary of GE, and Tesla, the company is utilizing Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) to lease its roof space and generate solar energy in five states, including California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and the District of Colombia.

The rooftop solar project is part of the company’s efforts to utilize 135 megawatts (MW) of alternative and renewable energy by 2020.

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