Source: Trading Markets.com/ August 7, 2008
Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS), a speciality department store, announced on Wednesday (6 August) that the company will expand its solar programme to the state of Oregon in the US.
The company plans to convert four of its nine stores in Oregon, which is reportedly the sixth state under the company’s solar power programme, to solar power. In addition to Oregon, Kohl’s has solar projects underway in California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and Wisconsin.
Kohl’s said that solar panel installation will begin in August at the Hillsboro store, the first Kohl’s location scheduled for solar power in Oregon. Also, plans are underway to convert three additional Oregon stores to solar power. On average, solar panels will provide about 25% of each store’s energy requirements. When complete, the four Oregon installations are expected to collectively provide up to 900 kilowatts of power and are expected to produce up to 1 million kilowatt-hours of energy per year.