DUBLIN, Calif. Safeway this week unveiled its first-ever “solar powered grocery store” in Dublin, Calif. on Sept. 13. Safeway said the one-acre network of solar panels on the rooftop powers the entire 55,000-square-foot supermarket. The company also noted that the store’s gas station is powered by wind energy.
Another chain using solar panels to power its stores is Costco. The chain has solar panels providing power at two of its stores in California and announced plans this week to install solar systems at four stores in Hawaii by the end of the year.