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English Español Wawa to install solar panels at stores across New Jersey

The solar panel provider will own the majority of the installations while Wawa has agreed a 20-year electricity purchasing agreement.

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U.S. retailer Wawa will partner with SolareAmerica in New Jersey to install solar panels at 93 stores.

Company officials announced the plan less than a month ago after aggressively pushing to double the number of Tesla charging stations at its stores within roughly the same time period, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“The expansion of solar power to a total of 93 stores will make Wawa the second-largest retailer for kilowatts installed in New Jersey,” said Brian Schaller, chief real estate and fuel officer for Wawa. “We will have the most solar locations of any fuel retailer of any corporation in New Jersey.”

SolareAmerica will own 85 of the installations and Wawa has agreed to purchase the energy supplied by the panels for 20 years, said John Scorsone, president of SolareAmerica. Wawa will get credit for any excess energy that gets fed back into the regional grid.

Pennsylvania-based Wawa operates more than 840 c-stores. 

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