Walgreen Drug Stores Install Solar Panels on 114 Facilities

The installation of distributed commercial energy generation facilities could be moving toward a tipping point. Here's an example from a recent press release: "Walgreens and ImaginIt Inc., a Denver-based clean energy solutions company, have agreed to install solar electric systems in 96 stores and two distribution centers in California and 16 stores in New Jersey. The new systems will generate more than 13.8 million kilowatt-hours per year, making this the largest solar project ever completed in the United States. The first systems are expected to be operational in early 2006". Each facility reportedly will generate between 20 and 50 percent of its own electricity. This is only a beginning for a $42 billion dollar retailer with over 5,000 stores. But we think it could be just what the doctor ordered.