In some happy Earth Day news, Wal-Mart announced today that they are doubling the amount of solar power installed at their facilities. In the next 18 months, the company will equip 10 to 20 locations with solar panels, adding to the 18 facilities already outfitted with solar arrays.
The chosen locations will received 20 to 30 percent of their electricity from solar power and when all the new panels are installed, Wal-Mart will reach a total solar energy capacity of 32 million kWh per year. The company claims that this will reduce their carbon emissions by 22,500 metric tons a year and create 130 new jobs.
As Wal-Mart's long-term plan continues to be converting to 100 percent renewable energy, the company is looking at expanding solar installations to more facilities once this project is completed.
via Greentech Media
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