Posts tagged: Walmart

Wal-Mart, champion of solar power?

The retail giant now draws 89 megawatts of solar energy — more than 38 US states. In the race for commercial solar power, Wal-Mart is killing it. The company now has almost twice as much capacity as second-place Costco (CSCO -0.28%, news). A better comparison: Wal-Mart is converting more sun into energy than 38 U.S. […]

How Utilities can Adapt when Big-Box Retailers Go Solar

The electric utility industry faces the risk of declining revenues as more customers install solar panels on their homes and businesses. Solar power currently supplies 2 percent of the country’s electricity needs, and is projected to grow to 16 percent by 2020. In 2013, solar panel prices for commercial installations fell 15.6 percent, from $4.64/watt […]

Walgreens Taking on Big Boxes for Solar Energy Leadership

While big-box retailers like Walmart and Ikea are nationally known for their adoption of renewable energy, the drug store chain Walgreens is quickly joining their ranks. The Deerfield, Illinois-based company is already one of the nation’s retail leaders in the installation of rooftop solar panels. And the company recently announced it will be working together […]

Ford To Buy Solar Power From 20 MW Mexico Solar Power Plant

Ford To Buy Solar Power From 20 MW Mexico Solar Power Plant (via Clean Technica) This was a bit of a shocker to me. We all know that Google, IKEA, Walmart, Walgreens, Apple, GM, and several other major corporations have been investing heavily in solar power (presumably, to help combat climate change and to because […]

How to Sell Renewable Energy to Walmart

Part of our approach to sustainability is to set ambitious goals, including to be supplied by 100 percent renewable energy. We envision a world where people do not have to choose between electricity they can afford and renewable electricity that is good for communities and the planet. As such, we are continually experimenting, piloting and […]