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PRITZWALK, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 12: A photovoltaic cell lies on a table at the Aleo factory on September 12, 2012 in Pritzwalk, Germany. Aleo, which is owned by German engineering group Bosch, is fairing better than many of its competitors but a spokesman admitted the company is also suffering from the gradual reduction of the feed-in compenstation rates set by the German government, which gurantee fixed prices for electricity delivered into the German electricity grid. Several other solar industry firms in eastern Germany, including Q.Cells, Sovello and Solarwatt AG, have gone into bankruptcy this year. Aleo mainly produces solar panels installed on the roofs of residential houses. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Green Grocer Captures Sun

Whole Foods photovoltaic deployments will center in nine states.

Whole Foods has announced a campaign to install 100 solar systems on its facilities, according to a report in the New York Times.

NRG Energy will be leading the effort along with SolarCity. As many as one in four Whole Foods stores and distribution centers will be getting the upgrade, the newspaper reported.

The rising tide of renewables installations, and the financial and technological challenge that poses to utilities will be the subject of a day-long Energy Times conference in San Francisco on April 6, The California Renewables Rush.

The Whole Foods rooftop solar effort will be centered in California and eight other states and could be expanded as deployments are completed, the food company said.


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