Dollar Tree has teamed up with DSD Renewables to deploy seven community solar projects at select Dollar Tree and Family Dollar locations in New York. The 41.75 MW solar portfolio will help Dollar Tree meet its operational energy demands and support various solar programs for local communities and small businesses.
“Community solar is a unique and emerging energy solution for many of our facilities. Serving as an anchor subscriber will power our facilities with renewable energy and help us toward our future Net Zero commitment,” said Jennifer Silberman, Chief Sustainability Officer at Dollar Tree, Inc. “Simultaneously, it allows us to deliver real benefits to the communities we serve, increasing access to clean, affordable energy for residents and local businesses.”
In total, the projects are estimated to generate 55.77 GWh of clean energy annually, the equivalent of avoiding more than 24,000 metric tons of CO2 each year. DSD Renewables will develop the projects, and Dollar Tree will serve as an anchor tenant subscriber, allowing the company to offtake 16.67 MW, offsetting 29% of the energy needs across 184 stores.
“We’re excited to have household names and recognized industry leaders like Dollar Tree and Family Dollar supporting our community solar portfolio,” says Katie Kavanaugh, Community Solar Manager at DSD. “Not only are we determined to help them reach their energy goals, but their participation as an anchor offtaker introduces the necessary backing to more readily deploy our projects, opening up access to communities that may not have had a chance to partake in these programs otherwise.”