Bravo Macy’s for installing solar power systems at 3 of its local stores. They are expected to offset about 40% of each store’s electricity use. SunPower Corp, based in San Jose, is working on the installations. SunPower has built other solar arrays in the region including projects at the University of California Davis. Solar power installation began in February at Macy’s in Downtown Plaza. There will be eight new stores in Northern California including those at Arden Fair and Sunrise Mall. Local systems are expected to be installed by October 1st. Currently, Macy’s has stores at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville and Country Club Plaza in Arden-Arcade area.
Some of Macy’s stores have different architectural space constraints that may limit the number of solar panels able to be installed. Nationally, 74 of Macy’s locations have solar power, according to the company. The Solar Energy Industries Association, a national trade association, ranked Macy’s among its top 10 commercial solar users in the U.S. for 2014.
Good job Macy’s!