Wawa Inc. will partner with New Jersey-based SolareAmerica to install solar panels at 93 New Jersey stores by the end of 2020, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Installations are complete on canopies at two stores, and another full solar farm will be installed on land next to its store at Sunset and Salem Roads in Burlington Township, N.J.
The company said it will also consider installations at its headquarters and beverage facility, both in Pennsylvania.
“The expansion of solar power to a total of 93 stores will make Wawa the second-largest retailer for kilowatts installed in New Jersey,” Brian Schaller, chief real estate and fuel officer for Wawa, told The Philadelphia Inquirer. “We will have the most solar locations of any fuel retailer of any corporation in New Jersey.”
Wawa began installing solar panels in 2018. The Pemberton location includes 1,200 solar panels installed on a several-acre lot right behind the store on Arneys Mount Road.
Stores getting canopy installations can expect about one-quarter of their electricity use to be supplied by solar.
When all installations are complete, the locations will generate more than 10,200 megawatt hours annually.