Kohl's Activates Largest Rooftop Solar Rollout in U.S. History

State Officials Flip Switch to Initiate Delivery of Solar Energy to 63 Kohl's California Locations

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.--()--Today Kohls Department Stores (NYSE:KSS) flipped the switch on a rooftop solar energy system at its Laguna Niguel store as part of the largest planned U.S. photovoltaic solar rollout to date. Michael R. Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, joined Kohls to celebrate this significant step toward the building of solar electric systems at 63 of Kohls 80 California locations, which will total approximately 25 megawatts (MW). At completion, Kohls solar program will represent approximately 15 percent of Californias photovoltaic installations to date.

Kohl's is working closely with the State of California to help meet the goals set by Governor Schwarzenegger and the Public Utility Commission. Under the 2007 California Solar Initiative (CSI) program, the state expects to build solar power systems totaling 3,000 MW of solar power by 2017. At 25 MW, the total projected capacity of the Kohls solar systems will be larger than that of the top five largest completed photovoltaic systems in the United States combined.

California PUC President Peevey said, This marks another milestone in meeting Californias commitment to lead the nation in producing and using clean renewable energy. Solar is an important part of Californias goals in doing what is right for our businesses, citizens and the environment. I commend Kohls for its leadership.

Once completed, Kohls use of solar power will generate more than 35 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy annually, the equivalent of powering an estimated 3,087 California homes. Additionally, in the first full year of operation, Kohls clean energy output will offset more than 28 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas directly linked to global climate change. Over the span of 20 years, Kohls solar deployment will prevent in excess of 515 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Todays activation marks a significant milestone for Kohls. Through our solar introduction, were further extending our commitment to green power and making a significant contribution to Californias renewable energy goals, said Ken Bonning, Kohls executive vice president of logistics.

Kohls rooftop solar photovoltaic systems are being built under an agreement with SunEdison, North Americas largest solar energy services provider. Under the agreement, SunEdison manages the rooftop solar energy systems in exchange for Kohls commitment to purchase energy from SunEdison. In total, more than 138,000 solar panels are expected to be used when Kohls solar installations are complete in 2008.

Kohls has chosen to use renewable energy to demonstrate environmental stewardship and contribute to a healthier environment in the communities in which they operate. We applaud Kohls leadership in finding a financially viable solution to deploying clean solar energy in a meaningful way, said SunEdison CEO Tom Rainwater.

In July, Kohl's was ranked No. 8 on EPAs National Top 25 list up from its No. 24 ranking in April 2007 as well as rising to No. 2 on EPAs Top 10 Retail list up from No. 5 in April 2007. These lists highlight EPA Green Power Partners(a) that have completed the largest annual voluntary green power purchases through July 9, 2007. The EPA updates its Top Partner lists quarterly, which are available at http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/partners/top25.htm.

Kohl's is also participating in EPAs Fortune 500 Green Power Challenge(b) and currently ranks No. 6 among participating Fortune 500 partners. The goal of this campaign is roughly to double the existing green power purchases among Fortune 500 Green Power Partners to exceed 5 billion kWh of collective green power purchasing annually.

According to the EPA, solar power is one of many green sources of power which also include wind, geothermal and biogas. These sources of power are partially or entirely generated from clean resources and are considered cleaner than conventional sources of electricity in part because of lower carbon dioxide emissions.

ABOUT KOHLs

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohls (NYSE:KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. A company committed to the communities it serves; Kohls operates 834 stores in 46 states and has raised more than $85 million for childrens initiatives nationwide through its Kohls Cares for Kids® philanthropic program. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.kohls.com.

ABOUT SUNEDISON

Sun Edison LLC is North Americas largest solar energy services provider. SunEdison provides solar-generated energy at or below current retail utility rates to a broad and diverse client base of commercial, municipal and utility customers. For more information about SunEdison, please visit www.sunedison.com. The company headquarters is located in Beltsville, Md.

(a)For a full listing of EPAs Green Power Partners and information about buying green power, visit the Partnerships Web site at http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/.

(b)For more information about EPAs Fortune 500 Green Power Challenge, visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/partners/fortune500.htm.

Contacts

For SunEdison:
Loretta Prencipe, 703-941-0277
Loretta@m1pr.com
or
For Kohls:
Anne Simaytis, 262-957-6713
anne.simaytis@kohls.com

Contacts

For SunEdison:
Loretta Prencipe, 703-941-0277
Loretta@m1pr.com
or
For Kohls:
Anne Simaytis, 262-957-6713
anne.simaytis@kohls.com