ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Smith's Food & Drug Stores, a division of the Kroger Co., announced Monday that it has completed the installation of photovoltaic energy panels at two stores here, the first Kroger-owned stores to use solar panels. The solar system on the roof of each Smith's store consists of 442 panels, each containing cells that convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. The power is then fed into an inverter that converts the DC into the alternating current (AC) that ...

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