David Ozment

Retailer to become largest user of solar power in state, generating more than 10MW A step toward company’s goal of 100% renewable energy BOSTON, Mass., May 15, 2012 – Walmart announced today that it will install solar panels to generate electricity at 27 of its stores in Massachusetts by 2014, becoming the largest user of solar power in the state and generating more than 10 megawatts of power – enough energy for more than 1,344 homes. “Solar power makes sense for Walmart, and it makes sense for Massachusetts,” said David Ozment, Walmart director of energy. “Walmart’s solar installation commitment

New York -- Walmart plans to install solar panels on about half of its stores in Massachusetts, making it the largest user of solar power in the state. Walmart is partnering with Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC, Middletown, Conn., on the project, which involves 27 stores. “On average, the systems we’ll be using in Massachusetts will provide from 10% to 15% of each store’s power requirements,’’ said David Ozment, Walmart’s director of energy programs. “We’re very optimistic that we’re going to save some dollars over time.”

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