Retailer partners with DSD Renewables, Greenskies Clean Focus, and Infiniti Energy to install solar panels at 174 locations
Home improvement giant Lowe’s is taking a major step towards reducing its carbon footprint by installing rooftop solar panels at 174 locations across the country. The installations will be in partnership with renewable energy companies DSD Renewables, Greenskies Clean Focus, and Infiniti Energy. The solar panels will provide approximately 90% of the energy used at each location, bringing the company closer to its goal of having its operations powered by 50% renewable energy by 2030.
Aiming for net-zero by 2050
Lowe’s has a long-term goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and these rooftop solar panel installations are a significant step towards reaching that target. Once completed, the solar panels will reduce operational emissions and help the company achieve its interim goal of having 50% renewable energy powering its facilities by 2030.
Partnerships with renewable energy companies
Lowe’s is partnering with three renewable energy companies – DSD Renewables, Greenskies Clean Focus, and Infiniti Energy – to install solar panels at its locations in California, Illinois, and New Jersey. Construction is expected to begin at all sites by the end of 2023. The company’s 174-location rooftop solar portfolio includes stores and distribution centers, and the panels are expected to provide approximately 90% of the energy used at each location.
Building on sustainability progress
The installation of rooftop solar panels at its locations is just one way Lowe’s is working towards a more sustainable future. The company has already achieved its 2025 goal of reducing scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 40% – relative to 2016 emissions levels – four years early. The company’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in its corporate responsibility initiatives, which can be found at responsibility.lowes.com.