A look inside REI’s huge energy-efficient distribution center in Goodyear

As a company that focuses on outdoor recreation, it seemed natural that REI designed its massive Goodyear distribution center, which opened in 2016, to run on Arizona’s best-known source of environmentally friendly energy: the sun.

The retail co-op, headquartered in Kent, Washington, installed a 2.2-megawatt solar system at the Valley facility. It consists of nearly 6,700 solar panels that cover 280,000 square-feet of roof space and produce enough energy to power 390 homes for a year. The facility…


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