Rockville, Md. -- Mom's Organic Market announced the activation of rooftop solar panels on its store in Waldorf, Md. The store, opened in November 2012, features energy-efficient design, including closed-door coolers, LED lighting and electric car charging stations. The photovoltaic system, installed by SolarCity, is expected to offset the store's energy needs by at least 15%.
"The Waldorf solar array is the first of many," said Scott Nash, Mom's founder and CEO. "We plan to install solar panels on every store that we can in the future."
Projects on the horizon include more solar panels, wind turbines and additional fast charging stations for electric cars.
A longtime supporter of renewable energy, Mom's has been fully wind powered since 2005. In 2012, Mom's purchased enough direct wind power and wind power RECs (renewable energy certificates) to offset 424% of their company-wide energy use.