Home Depot is set to add solar panels to 50 stores

Written By: Katherine Demetre
August 17, 2017

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On Aug. 17, 2017, The Home Depot announced plans to add solar panels to 50 of their stores, in an effort to expand its alternative energy portfolio.

Per the company, the project would reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually at each Home Depot store. In order to accomplish their goals, Home Depot stated that they would work with Current (powered by GE).

David Hawkins, vice president of labor and operations for The Home Depot, commented:

Our alternative energy projects are important elements of our sustainability and operations efforts as they reduce carbon emissions while also lowering our energy costs.

Per the company, the solar addition would bring their alternative energy footprint to more than 130 megawatts (MW), as they pursues the goal of utilizing 135 MW of alternative and renewable energy by 2020.