Home Depot buys 100 MW of solar energy from National Grid Renewables

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By SB Staff December 1, 2022 The Home Depot brand

The Home Depot introduced that 100 MW of solar energy bought from National Grid Renewables at its solar and storage undertaking in Denton County, Texas, that can generate the approximate equal of almost eight % of The Home Depot’s whole electrical energy utilization. The solar farm is National Grid Renewables’ largest solar energy undertaking to this point, and its first utility-scale energy storage undertaking.

The Home Depot has pledged to provide or procure 100% renewable electrical energy equal to the electrical energy wants for all Home Depot amenities by 2030, increasing the corporate’s earlier dedication to provide or procure 335 megawatts of renewable or different energy by 2025.

“Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on earth,” mentioned Ron Jarvis, chief sustainability officer for The Home Depot. “With this purchase, we are getting a step closer to our goal to produce or procure 100% renewable electricity equivalent to the needs of our facilities. We anticipate about three-quarters of our alternative and renewable energy capacity will come from solar energy by the end of 2023.”

Noble is a 275 megawatt (MW) solar and 125 megawatt hour (MWh) energy storage undertaking situated within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Noble is projected to keep away from 450,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions yearly throughout operation.

The Home Depot is lowering its carbon footprint by enhancing the effectivity of the corporate’s operations and investing in different energy options. Since 2010, The Home Depot has lowered electrical energy consumption in its U.S. shops by 50 % and at present operates rooftop solar farms on greater than 80 shops and electricity-generating gas cells in additional than 200 shops.

The Home Depot at present purchases solar power from a 75 MW facility and is below contract for an additional 50 MW of solar capability. The firm additionally purchases energy from a 50 MW wind facility. The Home Depot expects the mixed annual renewable energy technology from these agreements can be sufficient to power greater than 500 shops.

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Tags: industrial and industrial, National Grid Renewables

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