Global retailer UNIQLO has unveiled its first solar rooftop in the U.S. with Luminace. The 3.4-MW solar project at UNIQLO’s new Phillipsburg, New Jersey, distribution facility was developed and is owned and operated by Luminace.
“My Administration’s efforts to reach 100% clean energy by the year 2050 would not be possible without the cooperation of the businesses in our state,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. “I thank UNIQLO and Luminace for their collaboration in installing these solar panels on the roof of their nearly 1 million sq. ft facility in our very own Phillipsburg, New Jersey. These actions will bring us one step closer to a greener economy and creating a stronger, safer and healthier environment for all New Jerseyans.”
The project is a significant step in a climate strategy for UNIQLO and its parent company, Fast Retailing. Among the 2030 Targets and Action Plan announced recently, Fast Retailing is upholding climate change targets of the Paris Agreement and is committed to carbon neutrality by 2050.
“UNIQLO aims to improve the daily lives of people everywhere through our apparel called LifeWear,” said Daisuke Tsukagoshi, UNIQLO USA CEO. “We are proud of this important milestone that extends our mission beyond clothing, helping to make our operations better for the planet. We are honored to have partnered with Luminace, a pioneer in the renewable energy sector, on this state-of-the-art project, which will increase the world’s renewable energy footprint starting from New Jersey.”
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