GOODYEAR, Ariz., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Macy's, Inc., SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), and Arizona Public Service (APS) today dedicated a 3.5–megawatt solar power system at the Macy's online fulfillment center in Goodyear, Ariz.
"At Macy's, Inc., we believe that contributing to a more sustainable environment is good business practice and the right thing to do for future generations. Our comprehensive approach involves everyone around us including our customers, associates and vendors. We are pleased to begin achieving significant operational savings today in Goodyear, Ariz., while supporting Macy's overall environmental goals," said Peter Longo, president of Macy's Logistics and Operations.
"The city of Goodyear commends Macy's and APS for supporting renewable energy, and bringing this very significant SunPower solar power system to our community," said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. "As a source of emission-free electricity and economic development, solar power makes sense in Goodyear."
SunPower designed and installed the system and is providing on-going operations and maintenance services. The system features the SunPower®T5 Solar Roof Tile, the solar industry's first non-penetrating rooftop product that combines a high-efficiency solar panel, frame and mounting system into a single pre-engineered unit. Tilted at a five-degree angle, the T5 Roof Tile system approximately doubles the energy generated per square meter compared to other systems that are mounted flat onto commercial rooftops.
According to estimates provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Goodyear system is expected to offset more than 3,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, which is equivalent to removing more than 600 cars from Arizona's highways each year.
"We applaud Macy's for its leadership in environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility," said Jim Pape, president of SunPower's residential and commercial business group. "As a SunPower customer since 2007, Macy's understands the guaranteed performance delivered by solar technology, and the bottom line benefits it reliably generates."
APS, Macy's local energy provider at Goodyear, helped make the system more affordable by providing financial rebates through the APS Renewable Energy Incentive Program. The program offers rebates to customers who add renewable energy systems to their homes or business. The rebates are the mechanism through which APS is purchasing the renewable energy credits associated with the system.
Macy's, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation's premier retailers, with fiscal 2010 sales of $25 billion. The company operates about 850 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy's and Bloomingdale's, as well as the macys.com and bloomingdales.com websites. The company also operates four Bloomingdale's Outlet stores.
About Arizona Public Service
APS, Arizona's largest and longest-serving electricity utility, serves about 1.1 million customers in 11 of the state's 15 counties. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the largest principal of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).
SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) designs, manufactures and delivers the highest efficiency, highest reliability solar panels and systems available today. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company's quarter century of experience and guaranteed performance to provide maximum return on investment throughout the life of the solar system. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. For more information, visit www.sunpowercorp.com.
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