Editors note:

Two Wing Power Energy Wing Force turbines will be part of Walgreens’ project to build the nation’s first net zero retail (chain) store in Evanston Illinois. Below is the official Walgreens’ press release and links to published articles on this story.

Also, Walgreens has launched a page on Facebook: Walgreens Net Zero Community. We urge you to like this page and follow the progress of this exciting project.

Official Walgreens Press Release – 3/7/13

Contact: Robert Elfinger


By utilizing solar panels, wind turbines and geothermal technology, engineers anticipate the new store will produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes

DEERFIELD, Ill., March 7, 2013 – Walgreens today announced plans to build what the company believes will be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, which engineers predict will produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes. Walgreens plans to achieve that by utilizing solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal technology, energy-efficient building materials, LED lighting and ultra-high-efficiency refrigeration.

For full official press release, go [ here ]

Below are links to a sample of news outlets that have published articles about the project: