29 Jun '13, 8pm

Walgreens is getting 200+ new solar roofs: (via @TreeHugger)

Walgreens is getting 200+ new solar roofs: (via @TreeHugger)

Walgreens , which made a notable push into rooftop solar power a few years ago, is back for another, even bigger round of deployments. The giant drugstore chain said it will put panels on 200 stores in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, bringing the chain total to more than 350. Walgreens said this would make it “the leading retailer in number of solar powered stores,” and as long as Walmart or Kohl’s doesn’t go on an installation rampage , that might very well be the case. As of last September, Walmart had more systems installed than anyone else, with 144, while Walgreens was second with 134 and Kohl’s third at 124, according to a survey by the Solar Energy industries Association. We should add that by total installed capacity, Walmart was first with 65 megawatts, followed by Costco at 38.9 MW, Kohl’s at 36.5 MW and Ikea at 21.5 MW....

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/solar-coming-2...

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