Whole Foods Market is teaming up with national solar providers NRG and SolarCity to increase the number of rooftop solar units on the company’s U.S. stores.
The retailer is aiming to install up to 100 additional solar rooftop units on its stores across the nation, and if reached, will vault the project among the 25 largest commercial rooftop solar installations in the country.
“This program showcases an exciting step in Whole Foods Market’s efforts to increase support for renewable energy as well as lower energy costs,” said Kathy Loftus, global leader in sustainability for Whole Foods Market. “We strive to live our core values of environmental stewardship, as well as serving and supporting our local and global communities."
The expanded solar portfolio could increase Whole Foods Market’s solar energy portfolio by up to 400 percent and will help supply cleaner power to the grid.
Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market has 434 stores in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.