23 Oct '13, 10pm

US Companies’ Use of Solar Increases 40% Over 2012

US Companies’ Use of Solar Increases 40% Over 2012

The new Solar Means Business report, released Oct. 15 from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Vote Solar Initiative, found that among the top 25 corporate users of distributed solar energy , use increased by 33 percent in just one year. The top 25 users of local solar had more than 445 megawatts of solar in action, up from 300 megawatts in 2012. “The top 25 corporate users named in the Solar Means Business report reads like a Who’s Who of the most successful corporations in America,” said SEIA Executive Director Rhone Resch. “These brands are leading the way in reducing our nation's dependence on foreign energy sources.” The overall leader in terms of both overall capacity and systems deployed might surprise — it’s Walmart , which has 215 systems installed totaling 89.43 megawatts of solar installed across 215 locations. That’s up from 144 installations...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/10...

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