Did you know that Walmart is installing 13 Solar Projects in South Carolina? Most of these initial projects are rooftop projects but at their Distribution Center, located in Laurens, SC, a ground-mount project is underway, as well.
C2 Energy Capital, LLC announced that it has executed 46 Power Purchase Agreements and leases with Walmart Inc. to provide solar power at the retailer’s operations in five states. These agreements represent a tangible commitment by Walmart to achieve the retailer’s goal to have 50% of its operations powered by renewable energy by 2025. The solar installations will produce more than 65,000,000 kWh (KW-hour) of renewable energy annually, enough energy to power nearly 5,500 homes, and are expected to supply approximately 10-60% of each stores’ overall electricity use.
“Solar is a vital component of Walmart’s expanding renewable energy portfolio,” said Mark Vanderhelm, vice president of energy for Walmart Inc. “Walmart plans to tirelessly pursue renewable energy projects that are right for our customers, our business and the environment. These planned projects with C2 Energy Capital are moving us in the right direction toward our renewable energy goals.”