Target said it will have completed the installation of rooftop solar panels on 500 of its stores by November.
In an article headlined, “From the Rooftops, Big Box Stores Are Embracing Solar,” the New York Times reported that Target and Walmart are “trying to out-green each other” in proving to their customers they are environmentally responsible retailers.
According to the New York Times, Minneapolis-based Target said it will have completed the installation of rooftop solar panels on 500 of its 1,855 bricks-and-mortar stores by next month. In addition, Target said it will have reached 25% out of its 100% plan for renewable electricity within its stores by the end of this year.
“We view this as one of the most important things we can do,” Mark Schindele, senior vice president of properties at Target, told the New York Times. “The headline we are focused on is this: What’s most important to Target’s guests?”
Walmart also has plans to achieve 100% renewable energy within its stores and aims to have at least 50% of its operations with renewable energy through on-site installations and purchases from external power providers by 2025, according to the New York Times.