Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Power from the Sky

Retailing in North America has come to be dominated by the chains with large stores. To improve there green credentials and their bottom line they are looking to the sky for power. Solar power is probably the next big thing in retailing and with good reason. These places are huge and they have the roof space for solar panels. Combine solar power with efficiency and conservation in the store and it would lead to a serious reduction in power consumption and GHG emissions.

Hopefully they are able to achieve the scale needed to make an impact. The rollouts are slow and they are probably having a tough time getting supplies as the solar market has been booming.


Brenda said...

I think wind too will be a bid one for the large chains. I know here in Northern Virginia, you can see a couple companies that say they "Are Powered by Wind" which is also a really great idea.
Though I know that wind power has wildlife drawbacks :(

FeButterfly said...

I haven't seen as much about wind so thanks for the tip on Norther VA. I think all power generation has some drawbacks and we need to identify what risks and damage we are willing to accept for enjoying the benefit of electricity.