January 2, 2014
How Walgreens went off the grid (Chris Gaylord, January 2, 2014, CS Monitor)
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 2, 2014 4:50 PMPharmacy chain Walgreens opened what it calls America's first "zero energy" store. Installations throughout the building should generate enough energy to run it without a single electron from the power grid.The new shop in Evanston, Ill., packs in more than 800 solar panels, two wind turbines, and geothermal technology. Altogether, they will generate an estimated 220,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, 28 percent more than the store will need.