REC Solar has agreed a contract with Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market to install roof-mounted solar systems on nine Arizona stores. Installation of the systems, which will generate more than 410kW of energy and produce around 620,000kWh annually, is scheduled to start in March 2011.
“Fresh & Easy's decision to become more energy independent is an example of why the Arizona Commerce Authority is focused, in part, on facilitating investment in the renewable energy sector and on job creation and training. Arizona has the potential to become the solar capital of the world and lead the nation as solar demand continues to grow globally and intensify nationally,” said Don Cardon, president and CEO of Arizona Commerce Authority.
“REC Solar's industry expertise has long helped major retailers nationwide realize their carbon cutting goals through the installation of solar systems, and we are excited to partner with Fresh & Easy in its ongoing endeavor to provide customers with a sustainable grocery shopping experience in a sustainable environment,” said Kam Mofid, president of REC Solar. “These installations serve as a model for other major retailers who wish to walk the talk when it comes to conservation and minimizing their environmental footprint.”