Whole Foods Looks to the Sun

Yesterday, Whole Foods unveiled Connecticut’s largest solar installation. The 121-kilowatt system was installed on the roof of the Whole Foods Market Distribution Center in Chesire, CT. The system, which was developed through a partnership between the supermarket, the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), and SunEdison, will have a generating capacity of roughly 137,500 kilowatt hours per year. The solar installation covers 10% of the distribution center’s 150,000 square foot roof, and will provide roughly 10% of the facility’s total energy needs. To put these figures in context: during peak capacity the system will provide enough power annually to light over 1,800 light bulbs for 1,332 hours each. Furthermore, the solar installation will reduce the Distribution Center’s CO2 emissions by approximately 65 tons per year. To read the press release visit Renewable Energy Access. See also ::Whole Foods- 100% Wind Powered for 2006 and ::Whole Foods Makes Major New Commitments