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WalMart tops list of US commercial solar users

October 18, 2013

WalMart tops list of US commercial solar users

WalMart remains the United States’ commercial solar leader with 89MW of capacity installed at 215 locations. Research by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Vote Solar Initiative places the retail giant ahead of Costco, Apple and IKEA in a ranking of the top 25 companies by number of photovoltaic (PV) solar systems deployed.

The SEIA said the consistent decline in the cost of PV systems, which has dropped 30 percent since the beginning of 2011, is improving the cost proposition of solar PV systems to businesses. Huge companies such as WalMart and IKEA, both of which have set targets to be 100 percent supplied by renewable energy in the near future, are also able to use their size and buying power to leverage further savings, the report said.

SEIA president and chief executive Rhone Resch said "solar has turned the corner, and found itself on Main Street, USA. The list of companies moving to clean, affordable solar energy reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of the most successful corporations in America. These iconic brands are leading the way when it comes to efforts to reduce our nation’s dangerous dependence on foreign energy sources. They’re also helping to create thousands of American jobs, boost the US economy and improve our environment. At the same time, they’re reducing operating expenses, which benefits both their customers and shareholders.”

Read more at Business Green.

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