Major retailer to install Los Angeles County's largest single-rooftop solar power system

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American fashion retailer Forever 21 and PermaCity Solar announced plans to install a 5.1-MW high efficiency SunPower solar power system at the retailer's headquarters in Los Angeles. 

The system will be the largest single-rooftop solar power system in Los Angeles County and the third-largest in California.

"Forever 21 is in a unique position to encourage innovation and accelerate the adoption of clean energy, including solar power," said Don Chang, founder and CEO of Forever 21.  "We are honored to be part of this program and to be contributing to L.A.'s goal of generating 33 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2020."

"Forever 21's initiative is leading LA's move away from fossil fuels for good," added Matt Peterson, chief sustainability officer for the City of Los Angeles.

"The solar system we will construct here on site will provide Forever 21 with the best solar technology available on the market today, designed to deliver reliable, emissions-free electricity over the next 25 years or more," said PermaCity CEO Jonathan Port. 

PermaCity is designing and installing the system using SunPower solar panels.

According SunPower Corp., the system will avoid the annual production of almost 13 million pounds of carbon dioxide - equal to the emissions created by burning 6 million pounds of coal. 

The project is expected to be completed by early fall.

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