Sustainability means different things to different people. For some, it’s all about minimizing emissions or reducing the carbon footprint. For others, it’s strengthening local economies and communities.
Crosby’s convenience store in Lockport, N.Y., expects the equivalent of 70 free days of electricity per year from an array of solar power panels it recently installed. The company says it’s the first solar-powered convenience store in the region.
Utz Quality Foods, Inc. is getting a little help from the sun. That’s because its West Deptford, N.J., distribution center is equipped with a 98.56kWp (DC) solar photovoltaic system that produces enough electricity to offset 100% of the facility’s annual utility usage.