Giant Food Stores deploys solar

Lancaster, Pa. -- Giant Food Stores announced that roof-mounted solar photovoltaic systems have been installed and are operational at two of its locations in Lancaster and Pottstown. In-store flat panel monitors will reveal to customers in real time how the system operates and the energy savings being achieved.

The newly-built Lancaster location features 1,111 solar panels on its rooftop, and the system will generate 13% of the store’s annual electricity requirements. When it opened in 2011, the Lancaster location was constructed with innovative building technologies to reduce energy consumption including skylights and LED lighting to reduce energy consumption.

The solar photovoltaic system at the Pottstown location includes 1,056 solar panels which will generate 12% of the store’s annual electricity requirements.

“We are excited to introduce this new energy-savings technology to our customers,” said Rick Herring, president. “From efforts that reduce waste in our stores to improving efficiencies in energy usage, we are working to minimize our impact on the environment and make our operations more efficient.”

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