22 Sep '11, 6pm

SolarCity Lands Another Big Deal as Walmart Steps Up Solar Plans

SolarCity Lands Another Big Deal as Walmart Steps Up Solar Plans

You can add another feather to the cap of SolarCity , the San Mateo-based solar energy provider that has just scored a bigger deal with Walmart . SolarCity will install solar energy systems on the rooftops of up to 60 more Walmart stores in California. That's in addition to the 70 or so stores already under contract in the state with the world's largest retailer. SolarCity will own and maintain the solar energy systems and sell the power to Walmart, satisfying between 20 percent and 30 percent of each store's energy needs. The deal moves Walmart closer to its aspirational goal of one day being 100 percent powered by renewable energy. It also means that 75 percent of its stores in California will have the solar energy systems. When complete by late 2013, the combined installations will generate up to 70 million kilowatt hours of energy annually. Already, the company's exist...

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