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Walmart shoppers see sunny days

Solar Comes to WalmartWalmart is going big into solar.  Already the largest on-site solar user in the U.S., according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the retailer plans on doubling its renewable energy capacity to generate 7 billion kWh at its locations across the world by 2020, a 600% increase over 2010 levels.

To date, the 240 solar projects undertaken by the company have saved it an estimated 4.8 million kWh in billable electricity use.  Coupled with a pledge to reduce energy intensity by 20% since 2010, Walmart could see savings of $1 billion per year.

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