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Walmart, Costco among top solar-using companies

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It’s not just a fashionable trend. For these retail giants, it is cost-effective and sort of an electricity insurance policy against increasingly frequent blackouts. The size of these retail facilities mean that they already have to pay out enormous sums on roof repair, so solar panels makes sense. Retails roofs are now assets rather than liabilities. 

Here are the top 10 retail giants in terms of capacity:
Walmart
Costco
Kohl’s 
IKEA
Macy’s
McGraw Hill
Johnson & Johnson
Staples, Inc
Campbell’s Soup
Walgreens

Walmart leads the pack by a wide margin, but it is after all, the largest company in the world. Walmart’s 144 solar systems boast a combined solar capacity of approximately 65,000kW. In mid-September, Wal-Mart completed its largest system, a 3.3-megawatt project at a distribution center in Buckeye, Arizona. The company has installed 144 systems among its more than 4,500 U.S. stores. (RELATED: All You Need to Know About LNG)

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