Kohl's Department Store

Solar Photovoltaic


System Size (kW DC): 319.68



Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 294,336




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Retailer with Significant Commitment to Solar


The specialty department store Kohl’s strives to be a leading green retailer.  In fact, it is now implementing one of the largest distributed solar energy programs in the world among retailers.  Kohl’s has made the commitment to install solar energy systems at more than 50 of its locations in Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey.  These systems are expected to generate about 30 percent of the stores’ required annual electricity.


The 276.48-kilowatt solar array at the Manchester store, completed in 2008, was among the first of the planned East Coast solar arrays to be completed.  It consists of 1,536 solar panels and was installed and is operated by SunEdison. 


Kohl's has implemented a number of eco-friendly initiatives at stores across the country and has been recognized for its efforts.  In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named Kohl's as its Green Power Partner of the Year for its commitment to renewable energy and on-site generation.   Additionally, the United States Green Building Council  has certified 46 Kohl's locations in its LEED green building program and 298 Kohl's stores have earn the EPA's ENERGY STAR label for superior energy efficiency.



Environmental Benefits


Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *


 326,713  258  168  621



The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:


The needs
of 35 homes

Removing the
emissions for 27 cars

Planting 54 acres of trees



Additional Information


Kohl's Department Store #503

155 Tolland Turnpike 

Manchester, CT 06040


Gabrielle Mullins





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