Giant-Carlisle installs solar panels at two stores


LANCASTER, Pa. — One of the supermarket chains operated by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has installed rooftop solar panels at two of its stores.

Carlisle, Pa.-based Giant Food Stores — also known as Giant-Carlisle to distinguish it from Landover, Md.-based Giant Food, also owned by Ahold — said it had installed solar photovoltaic systems at stores in Lancaster and Pottstown, Pa.

The company said the Lancaster store, opened in 2011, now has 1,111 solar panels on the roof that will generate 13% of its annual electricity requirements. The store also has other features to reduce energy consumption, including skylights and LED lighting.

Meanwhile, the Pottstown store has 1,056 solar panels that will generate 12% of its electricity requirements.

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