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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 11/21/2017

SOLAR PRODUCTION116.0MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
52,292 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 89.9 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
40,526 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $12,412 DOLLARS SAVED
$5,595,240 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 194,886 MILES NOT DRIVEN
87,850,496 YTD

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10/8/2013

Generating Solar Power from the Sunniest States…and New Jersey?

POSTED UNDER Energy & Lighting

We all know that there’s plenty of sun to go around in states like California and Arizona, but what about New Jersey? Don’t sell the Garden State short on its solar possibilities. Macy’s has been quick to harness solar power into major facilities in all three states, making waves and earning praise with every new development.

The Raritan Distribution Center, located in Edison, New Jersey, has been solar since 2012, providing approximately 75 percent of the energy consumption for the building. The annual solar production in kilowatts for Raritan is equivalent to the following:

  • Annual greenhouse gas emissions from 180 passenger vehicles
  • Carbon sequestered by 23,485 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
  • Carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of 114 homes for one year
  • Electricity to power 92 homes for one year

The largest solar system to date was installed in the spring of 2011 at the Goodyear, Arizona, fulfillment center. It delivers an impressive 70 percent of its own electricity demand. The Goodyear system is expected to offset more than 3,500 tons of carbon dioxide per year. That’s like removing 18,200 cars from Arizona highways over the 30 year life of the system.

Special thanks goes to SunPower, who designed and installed the system and is providing ongoing help, as well as Arizona Public Services (APS), who helped to make the system more affordable through their Renewable Energy Incentive Program. 

Macy’s also has a one megawatt solar power system on the roof of our distribution center in City of Industry, California. Nearly 50 percent of the facility’s electricity is being generated by the rooftop system, also designed and installed by SunPower. Currently, 55 Macy’s facilities take advantage of solar power.

While Macy’s is very proud of these accomplishments, don’t think this is where our sustainability mission ends. We’ll continue to increase the number of solar power systems hosted on our stores and facilities while decreasing our energy consumption in the process.