The Home Depot is partnering with DSD Renewables to install 13 megawatts of solar power on the rooftops at 25 retail store locations in California. The investment is part of the home-improvement retailer’s renewable energy goal to produce or procure 100% renewable energy equivalent to the electricity needs for all Home Depot facilities by 2030.
Construction is set to start early in 2023 on the solar panels. According to Home Depot, the panels will generate more than 17 million kilowatt hours of clean energy annually and provide direct power to the different store locations. The retailer currently operates rooftop solar farms on more than 80 stores and electricity-generating fuel cells in more than 200 stores.
“Reducing The Home Depot’s environmental impact is essential to our efforts to build a better business, workplace and world,” Ron Jarvis, vice president and chief sustainability officer for The Home Depot, said in a news release. “Harnessing power from the sun is essential to our renewable electricity aims, and we’re happy to work with DSD as we expand our solar program and continue to invest in alternative energy solutions.”