Daily Management Review

Ten solar-powered companies


06/12/2018


American business is investing a record amount of money in solar energy. Corporate customers had 325 megawatts of installed capacity last year, according to the Solar Means Business 2017 report, which was prepared by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).



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The influence of corporations in this area is significant. Solar installations that were analyzed in the SEIA report can provide electricity to 402,000 American homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2.4 million metric tons per year.

Here are ten US corporations that have installed solar panels.

10. Amazon.com - 33.6 MB

Amazon supports not only solar energy. Last year, the company announced that its wind farm, Amazon Wind Farm Texas, was already running and generating electricity. This plant has more than 100 turbines. Each year, it will generate 1 million megawatt hours of clean energy.

9. Macy's - 38.9 MW

The company installed solar panels with total capacity of nearly 40 MW. At that, Macy's decided to increase the amount of waste processing up to 70% this year.

8. IKEA - 44.9 MW

By 2020, IKEA Group plans to produce as much renewable energy as consumed by the company. On its website, the company claims that it is going to receive all wood from renewable sources also by 2020.

7. General Growth Properties - 50,2 MW

General Growth Properties, which works in the field of real estate, describes sustainable development as an integral component of the company's long-term success.

6. Costco Wholesale - 50,8 MW

Costco is seriously engaged in the development of solar energy. The company claims that it used solar photovoltaic systems in 100 storage facilities by the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The facilities are located from New York to Japan.

5. Kohl's - 51.5 MW

Not only Kohl's installs solar panels to reduce the negative impact on the environment, but also processes about 150 thousand tons of materials per year. This represents over 80% of the garbage produced by the company.

4. Apple - 79.4 MW

IT giant Apple ranks 4th in the SEIA ranking. Earlier this year, Apple announced that all of its infrastructure in all countries of the world is working on clean energy. The company’s head Tim Cook called this a huge achievement for his company.

3. Prologis - 120,7 MW

The third place is occupied by Prologis company: it has a little less than 121 MW of installed capacity according to data contained in SEIA report. The company aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020 compared to 2011.

2. Walmart - 149.4 MW

The company installed a little less than 150 MW, and ranks second in the rating of SEIA. In addition, the retail giant aims to reduce harmful emissions by 1 billion metric tons by 2030.

1. Target - 203.5 MW

In 2017 Target has installed solar panels with a capacity of more than 40 MW. At the moment the company has more than 200 MW installed capacity. 

source: seia.org






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