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Wal-Mart Will Double Solar Energy Use in California

Wal Mart (WMT) announced today it is going to double its use of solar energy in California over the next 18 months by installing solar panels on 10 – 20 of their stores, adding to the 18 solar arrays already in place.  The company expects to generate up to 32 million kilowatt hrs of renewable energy per year, remove 22,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and provide 20 – 30% of the total electricity … Read the rest

Wal Mart (WMT) Green Initiatives Paying Dividends

Wal Mart (WMT) has been one of a handful of large US corporations taking the lead in retooling their business to be more lean, mean and green.  According to the NY Times, Wal Mart (WMT) has said it’s improved the fuel efficiency of its fleet by 25% since 2005 and has plans to test the use of cooking grease from its delis for truck fuel.  The company credits gains in fuel efficiency to smarter … Read the rest

Wal-Mart And Sunpower (SPWRA, SPWRB) Team Up To Provide Solar Power To Hanford, CA Store

Wal-Mart and Sunpower announced the completion of Sunpower’s first solar power installation under its contract with Wal-Mart. The project, a 554-KW solar power system,  will produce about 15% of the energy needed to power Wal-Mart’s Hanford, CA store.

Wal-Mart is purchasing solar power from Sunpower and other companies for 22 of its locations in California and Hawaii, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 7,000 to 8,000 metric tons per year. As part of the … Read the rest