The Home Depot goes solar on 25 more stores
The Home Depot's commitment to rooftop solar should spur a larger movement to tap the immense solar potential of America's big box stores.
The Home Depot announced plans to install 13 MW of rooftop solar across 25 store locations in California, bringing the total number of The Home Depot stores that have gone solar to 98.
Home Depot ranks third behind Walmart and Target when it comes to rooftop solar potential, according to Environment America Research & Policy Center’s report, Solar on Superstores.
“The nation’s commercial buildings, including superstores, currently host only a small fraction of their potential solar capacity,” said Johanna Neumann, Senior Director of Environment America’s campaign for 100% Renewable Energy. “I hope The Home Depot expands its rooftop solar initiative nationwide, spurring other larger retailers to follow.”
Going solar is part of The Home Depot’s plan to power its facilities with 100% renewable energy by 2030.
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