RGS Energy, the commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar Inc., has completed the installation of solar power systems at four Stop & Shop grocery stores in New York.
There are an additional six stores with solar power projects under way in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, which RGS Energy expects to complete this year. These additional installations would bring the total number of Stop & Shop stores with RGS Energy-installed solar systems to 38, representing a total of 8 MW of solar power.
‘These solar installations demonstrate Stop & Shop's commitment since 2008 to reducing our carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2015,’ says Arlene Putterman, manager of public and community relations for Stop & Shop's New York Metro Division. ‘By choosing solar energy, Stop & Shop is demonstrating that it's possible to consume this energy while supporting clean energy technologies and being a good corporate citizen."
Stop & Shop's total solar presence is estimated to produce approximately 8.4 million kWh annually.