Walmart’s annual on-site renewable energy generation reaches 175 gigawatt-hours; that’s about how much electricity 16,133 U.S. households use in a year.
A 40,000+ sq. ft. green roof installation atop a Walmart store in Portland, Oregon is set to become a living laboratory of sorts.
Walmart is applying for LEED certification for a new store in Ohio, but says in the future it “wouldn’t pay a premium for certification.”
Walmart has more solar capacity than any other U.S. commercial enterprise, again, but just 5 percent of its facilities have arrays, while Ikea checks in at 89 percent.
Stretching to reach its all-renewables goal, Walmart says it will “install solar power on at least 1,000 rooftops and facilities by 2020” in the U.S.
Walmart, the U.S. corporate leader in solar, puts PV on three more rooftops in Hawaii, yielding both environmental and economic benefits.
Walmart is No. 1, followed by Costco, Ikea, Kohl’s and Macy’s in a new compilation of the top U.S. companies for solar power capacity.