ABINGDON, Va. - K-VA-T Food Stores here, which operates 105 Food City and Super Dollar stores in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee, plans to open its first new store with rooftop solar panels by the end of the year, and may ultimately invest in a solar energy farm to handle its chainwide energy needs. “We’ve seen our power bills go up, so we may build an energy farm with solar panels in the next five to 10 years to offset those costs,” said Keith Hudson, fixed asset ...

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