Macy's, Inc. and SunPower Corp. are recognizing a decade-long partnership between the two companies that has resulted in SunPower® systems installed at or planned for 71 Macy's and Bloomingdale's locations in 10 states, totaling approximately 39MW. Fifty SunPower systems are operating to date, and the company is contracted to install its technology at 21 additional Macy's and Bloomingdale's facilities this year.
A SunPower Helix system is being installed at Macy's in Joppa, Md. It is one of 71 SunPower systems expected to be operational at Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores by the end of 2016.
"We are so excited to partner with SunPower and join the fight against climate change," said Chuck Abt, Macy's senior vice president of operations and logistics. "Macy's is dedicated to giving back to local communities and, through this partnership, we continue to make a meaningful difference in improving the environment. This solar technology partnership is a major component of our sustainable practice and we are committed to improving our carbon footprint for years to come." Of the 21 systems planned for Macy's facilities this year, 19 of them – or 13MW – will use the SunPower® Helix™ Roof product.
"We are honored to work closely with Macy's over the last decade and proud to have such a visionary solar power partner," said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, business units. "Macy's continues to demonstrate extraordinary leadership in sustainability and clean power for its business and the communities in which it operates. With SunPower's new Helix Roof product we can deliver even more value through innovation, benefiting customers with an exclusive combination of the most efficient solar panels installed at world record speed."
In addition to solar systems, SunPower is also providing Macy's with battery storage systems at three stores in Southern California.