The Home Depot, (NYSE: HD), the largest retailer of home improvement products with 2,248 stores around the world, has announced that it will be stocking a new small wind turbine in select stores in the United States.
Manufactured by Sothwest WindPower, the Skystream 3.7 is “the first compact, all-inclusive personal wind generator (with controls and inverter built in) designed to work in very low winds.“ The generator can produce up to 400 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity per month and comes with software that allows you to track the device’s performance.
This isn’t the first renewable energy product to hit the shelves at Home Depot. The store offers products and services around solar installations such as solar heating systems for pools, lights that employ LED technology, and over 3,900 energy efficient products and appliances.
Internally, the Home Depot has taken major steps in making their own operations sustainable and more efficient. In 2010, the company announced a goal of cutting energy by another 5% by 2015 resulting in a total reduction of 20% since 2004. A full list of the renewable energy targets taken on by the company can be found in their ‘Sustainability Strategy’ guide.
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