Walmart inks solar contracts with SolarCity, SunEdison 0

520-solarcity-walmartDive Brief:

  • Walmart has announced new contracts with SolarCity and SunEdison to install PV panels at up to 400 of its stores and distribution centers nationwide in the next four years.
  • The retail giant says the deal will help it meet its goal of sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. SolarCity and SunEdison were selected for the contracts following an RFP process.
  • Installation size will vary by location, but Walmart says smaller systems will likely provide 10% to 20% of a facility’s electrical needs, while larger systems will contribute 20% to 30%.
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