Whole Foods plans to install rooftop solar panels at up to 100 locations in deals with NRG Energy and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SolarCity, according to USA Today.
NRG spokesperson Candice Adams said the company will install panels at up to 84 stores and distribution centers in nine states.
SolarCity spokesperson Molly Canales declined to say how many SolarCity would install. In a statement it said it would provide solar power services in locations such as Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
SolarCity, where Musk is chairman and a large investor, will design the solar systems and sell electricity to Whole Foods. Installation begins this spring.
Direct Energy Business, which already provides solar services to Whole Foods at certain locations, is also key to the deal through its joint role with SolarCity as manager of an investment fund designed to aid corporate use of renewable power.
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