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Kohl’s unveils 2.4MW solar installation at its fulfillment center in Maryland, US

CTBR Staff Writer Published 18 December 2012

US-based retailer Kohl’s has unveiled a 2.4MW solar installation at the one-million-square-foot e-commerce fulfillment center (EFC) in Edgewood, Maryland.

The installation employs 8,360-panel rooftop panels to generate about 3 million KWh of electricity per year and provide up to 40% of the facility's energy requirements.

Kohl's chief administrative officer John Worthington said that the company worked with experts to maximize the sustainable aspects of the site that included the expansion and retrofitting an existing building structure.

The EFC had recently gained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the US Green Building Council at the gold level.

"The Edgewood facility demonstrates Kohl's collective approach to environmental responsibility in many ways, including our commitment to collaboration with our partners and expanding our successful programs such as solar and LEED certification," added Worthington.

The location is Kohl's sixth solar site in Maryland and also the company's first LEED-certified logistics facility.