Whole Foods Adds SunPower Systems Across CA and NV Locations

Combined, these projects are expected to generate more than 3.9 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually and SunPower has an additional 2 megawatts planned across 11 stores in California.
Whole Foods Market SunPower solar system. Image courtesy of SunPower

SunPower has deployed more than 2.6 megawatts of solar projects at eight Whole Foods Market locations across two states, one site featuring also an integrated storage system. The projects are expected to replace the grocer’s traditional grid energy use by 25 percent on average per store.


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The California Whole Foods Markets with SunPower solar are in Cupertino, Fremont, Los Altos, Roseville, San Jose, Santa Clara and Santa Rosa. The latter also has a 483-kilowatt (900 kilowatt-hours) Helix Storage system installed to further decrease demand charges, backed by a SunPower demand savings guarantee. In Nevada, SunPower’s latest solar system installed for Whole Foods Market is in Reno.

Combined, these projects are expected to generate more than 3.9 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, which is the equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide emissions reduced by switching nearly 98,000 incandescent lamps to LEDs, as per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon footprint calculator.

SunPower designed, installed and is operating the solar projects for the retailer. An additional 2 megawatts are planned across another 11 stores in California, expected to be online in early 2020.