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Target Sustainability Efforts Include Returns Center, Clean Energy

April 17, 2024

Target is pursuing a broad range of initiatives to promote sustainability across its operations.

As part of a plan to hit net zero emissions by 2040, the discounter is investing in numerous projects across the country. These include building the largest rooftop solar array in the state of New York on its distribution center in Wilton. The 7.5-megawatt system, which will go live this year, will provide enough watts of electricity to power over 1,200 homes annually and will eliminate Target’s electric bill at the site.

Target's location in Vista, Calif. is its first store designed to be net-zero energy — incorporating both rooftop and parking lot canopy solar panels. With its over 3,400 solar panels now fully operational, it is producing over 100% of the site’s energy needs. As of 2023, more than 580 Target sites across the country have rooftop solar, with more planned.

In Texas, Target is partnering with Swift Current Energy to buy power from its Castle Gap Wind project, supporting the company’s goal to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources for our operations by 2030.

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