Stewart's Shops Invests in Solar to Power Distribution Facility

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Stewart's Shops is investing in a solar power energy system at its manufacturing plant.

According to a report by The Business Review, the convenience store chain teamed with EnterSolar to build the solar power system for its manufacturing plant located near Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The system will be installed at one of the distribution center's several buildings that total 226,000 square feet.

Solar panels were to be unloaded from delivery trucks and lifted onto the roof today, the news source added.

The project is being financed in part by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative.

Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Stewart's Shops operates 330 c-stores in upstate New York and southern Vermont. The 68-year-old family business generates more than $1 billion in sales and more than $50 million in profits annually.

New York City-based EnterSolar -- founded in 2005 -- provides solar energy systems to businesses.

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