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Retailers around the country are beginning to invest in clean energy sources and are setting great examples for homeowners and businesses to do the same. By going solar, retailers are showing the rest of the country the opportunity we have to invest in clean energy sources to save on costs, create jobs, and ultimately protect [...]
Walmart announced late last week that the company will be installing solar arrays atop 60 more stores in California—meaning that 75 percent of California stores will be powered by renewable energy by 2013. According to Walmart, the expansion will produce 22.5 kilowatt hours of clean energy per year (enough to power 1,750 homes), avoid producing [...]
If you haven’t looked at the solar sector in the past few months, here’s what you missed: As colleague Jeff Siegel and I said would happen, Chinese solar companieshave emerged as global leaders. They’ll supply about 50% of the world’ssolar energy products this year. For the most part, though,Chinese companies are focusing on traditional solar [...]
Wal-Mart is a big box retailer that promises "extra low prices" for its goods andservices. In addition, it is also one of those companies that purportsto be green. However, is Wal-Mart simply riding the wave of green andin reality is a greenwasher? The perception certainly exists of Wal-Mart as a green company especially with itspartnership [...]
Walmart has a lot of roof space. A lot. Walmart had fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion. The retail giant’s 2,700 supercenters have a combined roof area thatexceeds 500 million square feet — a blank slate that would make anysolar installer or module maker salivate. Starting with twenty to thirty sites in California and [...]
Walmart says it will expand its renewable energy efforts primarily through theuse of thin-film solar technology at 20 to 30 sites in California andArizona. When complete, the projects are expected to supply up to 20% to 30% of the total energy needs for each location and produce upto 22.5 million kWh of energy per year. [...]
Walmart and HP are two examples of companies that areleveraging their buying power to increase sustainability throughouttheir supply chains. Wal-Mart has launched a number of sustainablesupply chain programs, including its Sustainability Value Networkwhich directly involves its suppliers in a number of green initiatives.On February 1 2010, Wal-mart also implemented a new supplier packaging scorecard, that [...]
Walmart,with headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, is the major force inglobal retail. Net sales for their last fiscal year topped $405billion, with international net sales exceeding $100 billion. Walmart is the world’s largest retailer. It is the largest corporation and private employer in the United States. Walmart is the biggest employer in 25 states. They set [...]
Wal-Mart Stores Inc is expanding its solar power program in California,with plans to put solar panels on 10 to 20 additional facilities withinthe next 18 months. The world’s largest retailer is partneringwith BP Solar on the expansion, which builds upon 18 solar arrays thathave already been installed on Wal-Mart facilities in the state. Thesolar installations [...]
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