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Wal-Mart Unveils Massive Solar Array in California

Posted By Jorge Chapa On January 25, 2010 @ 5:45 pm In Solar Power | 4 Comments

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We tend to have a love/hate relationship with Wal-Mart [1], but we will give them props for their latest green effort. The retailer has just installed close to 5,300 solar panels at its Apple Valley distribution center [2] in California – that’s enough to power 175 homes. The array is Wal-Mart’s largest solar installation and will provide roughly 20 percent of the power for the 1.3 million square foot distribution center, topping out around 1 megawatt. We applaud Wal-mart for the move, but we’re certainly still keeping a critical eye on them.

Via Environmental Leader [3]


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[1] Wal-Mart: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/06/is-it-green-wal-marts-sustainability-index/

[2] Apple Valley distribution center: http://walmartstores.com/FactsNews/NewsRoom/9608.aspx

[3] Environmental Leader: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2010/01/19/at-1-mw-wal-mart-completes-its-largest-solar-array-to-date/

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