Kohl’s makes nation’s largest solar commitment
From a story by Doris Hajewski in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Kohl’s Corp. will convert most of its California department stores to solar power starting next month, the company will announce today.
Kohl’s agreement to buy solar power from SunEdison is the largest purchase and deployment of solar power by a single entity in U.S. history, according to SunEdison LLC, North America’s largest solar energy service provider.
The Menomonee Falls-based department store chain will generate 35 million kilowatt-hours of domestically produced, clean renewable energy in the first year. In terms of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, that is the equivalent of taking 2,500 cars off the road, according to Ken Bonning, Kohl’s executive vice president of logistics.
Kohl’s is investigating options for solar installations in six other states, including Wisconsin. The initiative is the result of a study of its energy use that the retailer started two years ago.
As a side story, the Journal Sentinel ran an annoucement about a solar event in Milwaukee:
We Energies and Outpost Natural Foods will present a working solar panel array and educational kiosk from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Outpost store at 2826 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee.