Walmart Unveils 100th Solar Installation
July 31, 2012
Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unveiled its 100th California store to use rooftop solar panels to generate power. The store, located in San Diego, is part of the company's long-term goal to run off of 100 percent renewable energy. Since launching its solar pilot program in May 2007, the company has worked with local companies to install solar technology at stores across California, including 43 stores in the Los Angeles area and 17 stores in the Bay Area. San Mateo, Calif.-based SolarCity manages and maintains 70 of the 100 Walmart stores and Sam's Clubs in California using traditional and thin-film solar installations.