Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - April 19, 2023
Lowe's to Install Solar at 174 Locations
Lowe's announced details of rooftop solar panel installations at 174 store and distribution center locations nationwide that, once complete, will provide approximately 90% of the energy usage at each location.
These investments will help Lowe's reduce its operational emissions and reach its goal of having its operations powered with 50% renewable energy by 2030.
The rooftop solar portfolio includes 20 stores in New Jersey that are currently operational through Infiniti Energy, with panel installations at six additional Lowe's stores in the state scheduled to be operational later this year; 55 stores in California, as well as 36 stores and three distribution centers in Illinois, planned in partnership with DSD Renewables; and 52 stores and two distribution centers in California in partnership with Greenskies Clean Focus.
Lowe's aims to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
"At Lowe's, we are focused on operating responsibly and reducing our impact on the environment," said Chris Cassell, Lowe's vice president of corporate sustainability, in a statement. "Investing in renewable energy lowers operating costs and is an important step in reducing emissions associated with our stores and distribution centers. This initial rooftop solar portfolio is one example of the collaboration we seek with partners as we work toward our long-term and interim net-zero goals."