Aug 17

Solar Farms-The Home Depot Converting 50 Rooftops

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ATLANTA, August 17, 2017 – The Home Depot® today announced the addition of solar
installations at 50 stores as it continues to expand its alternative energy portfolio, essentially
creating mini solar farms out of unused rooftops.

The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually at each
Home Depot store; the equivalent of powering 2,300 average U.S. homes for a year. The average
store roof, at approximately 104,000 square feet, will accommodate 1,000 panels.

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The Home Depot is working with Current, powered by GE, on 20 solar installations at stores in
New Jersey, as well as eight stores in Connecticut, Maryland and Washington, DC. An additional
22 stores in California and New York will receive solar, of which six will utilize Tesla
Powerpacks to store energy and dispatch additional power as needed.

“Our alternative energy projects are important elements of our sustainability and operations
efforts as they reduce carbon emissions while also lowering our energy costs,” said David
Hawkins, vice president of labor and operations for The Home Depot.

The company’s current alternative and renewable portfolio includes:

Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in Delaware and Massachusetts
Fuel cells at more than 170 stores and distribution centers
The Los Mirasoles Wind Farm northeast of McAllen, Texas, announced this January
The Zopiloapan Wind Farm located in central Mexico, added this June

The solar addition will bring the company’s alternative energy footprint to more than 130
megawatts (MW) as it pursues the goal of utilizing 135 MW of alternative and renewable energy
by 2020.

Construction on the selected stores will continue throughout 2017. For more on The Home
Depot’s rooftop solar program, visit: farms

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