Fresh & Easy powers up REC solar panels at 11 stores

Phoenix -- Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market said Thursday it has turned on 11 rooftop solar installations in Phoenix and Los Angeles. The panels, installed by REC Solar, will provide 536 kW of power and supply 20% of each store’s energy needs.

REC Solar installed roof-mounted solar systems on 10 stores throughout the greater Phoenix metro area, including stores in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Avondale, Ariz. The Fresh & Easy in the Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles also features a solar system. The systems feature REC Peak Energy Series Panels, from global solar panel manufacturing leader, REC Group.

In addition to the panels, the stores features an in-store display that reports real-time solar energy production at the store while explaining how solar systems work to store customers. On average, Fresh & Easy stores use 30% less energy than a typical supermarket. Fresh & Easy has also worked to reduce emissions and has the most currently certified stores through the EPA’s GreenChill program, according to the company.