Walmart Goes Solar In Pursuit of Sustainability

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Walmart Goes Solar In Pursuit of Sustainability

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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 2:00pm

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Walmart yesterday announced that another six stores in Colorado State will go solar as part of the SolarCity project. With these new installations, the company will have reached 100 solar power installations. Walmart intends its retail and distribution facilities will be 100 per cent powered with alternative energy.

"Walmart has set ambitious renewable energy goals and these solar installations are another step in that journey," said Kim Saylors-Laster, Walmart vice president of energy. "Solar power continues to show promise as an alternative to traditional power for its environmental and economic benefits."

The installations, totaling two megawatts on three stores in Westminster and one each in Lakewood, Highlands Ranch and Lafayette, will help Colorado State meet its renewable energy goals. Colorado hopes to produce 30 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

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Antonio Pasolini is a Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He also edits Energyrefuge.com, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy and Elpis.org, a recycled paper bag/magazine distributed from health food stores in London, formerly his hometown for over a decade. He is also a happy herbivore.

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