US-based drugstore chain Walgreens along with solar developer SoCore Energy is planning to build around 200 new solar installations at Walgreens drugstores throughout California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
The proposed installations are expected to generate around 13.5 million kilowatt hours, enough to power around 1,400 homes annually.
Following this move, the number of solar installations at the stores will come up to 350, the company said.
As per the agreed terms, SoCore Energy will own, operate, and maintain the solar installations.
Commenting on the development, Walgreens Facilities Development vice president Thomas Connolly said the company is committed to reduce its carbon footprint, and the implementation of sustainable energy technology by the company will not only contribute to the country’s environment, but also create jobs.
Meanwhile, Walgreens is aiming to a chainwide 20% energy reduction by 2020, through the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge.