Kohl's Department Stores has activated the company's largest solar project yet at its e-commerce fulfillment center (EFC) in Edgewood, Md. The EFC opened in 2011 and recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council at the gold level, the company notes.
The Edgewood EFC's 8,360-panel rooftop solar array is expected to generate more than 3 million kWh of electricity annually and provide more than 40% of the facility's energy. Previously, Kohl's largest solar site was its San Bernardino, Calif., distribution center with a 1 MW, 6,208-panel rooftop solar array.
Kohl's solar portfolio now totals nearly 42 MW, generating more than 57,400 MWh annually, the company adds.