Hy-Vee is an employee-owned chain of more than 240 supermarkets located throughout the Midwestern United States in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Many of the stores now have an Illumient solar and wind-powered advertising light in the parking lot. The advertising banner on the pole highlights the electric vehicle charging system next to it.
This is part of Hy-Vee's commitment to sustainability. According to Hy-Vee, "At Hy-Vee, we recognize that as one of the top 25 supermarket chains in the country, being a good steward of the environment is more than simply recycling pop cans. We are uniquely positioned to lead the way in terms of sustainability and we’re focused on being proactive in this area, not because a government regulation instructs us to do so, but because it’s the right thing to do."