Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - April 15, 2021
Solar Power Energizes Seven California Walmart Locations
Solar power now energizes seven Walmart stores in California after the completion of rooftop and parking lot carport solar installations bring 6.5 megawatts (MW) of electricity to locations in Burbank, Calexico, North Highlands, Perris, Placerville, Sacramento, and Wasco, California.
“The installation of these solar panels on our stores in California brings us closer to our goal to supply 100% of our global electricity needs with renewable energy by 2035 and reinforces Walmart’s broader mission to spark collective climate action,” said Mark Vanderhelm, Vice President for Energy and Facilities Management, Walmart Inc., in a statement.
Walmart partnered with Sol Customer Solutions to develop the solar systems. Construction began in 2020, following all necessary protocols to ensure worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These projects exemplify the leading approach Walmart is taking - catalyzing action on clean energy across the US and driving a framework for how other companies can take an aggressive, measured approach to reduce carbon emissions through direct, onsite solar energy generation,” said Andrew Grin, Associate Vice President of Sol Customer Solutions.
Walmart has targeted zero emissions by 2040 across its global operations. The company aims to harvest enough wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources to reach its goal of powering 100% of its facilities with renewables by 2035. Currently, 29% of Walmart’s operations worldwide are powered by renewable energy.
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