Wal-Mart Getting Ready to Go Solar on 60 More California Stores

By Sami Grover, Carrboro, NC, USA on 09.22.11
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/wal-mart-solar-california.php

Thanks to the ET List on Yahoo Groups

While Fox is having a daily whipping stick on solar, other corporations get past the bull and recognize pretty clearly on thing: Solar Rocks!!!

As Treehugger added, if IKEA can have ambitious solar energy plans; why can’t Walmart said critics.

This announcement by Walmart suggests they are preparing to take their large-scale on-store solar installations to the next level.

Yes Wal-Mart added thin-film solar to some stores and even launched the largest solar array in Latin America. Even Treehugger admits people need to step off of Walmart when it comes to solar.

However, NOW the company is going to install solar arrays on 60 more California stores.  This will bring the total of solar-powered stores in California alone to 130 by the end of 2013.  This is going to be 75% of all the stores it owns in Cali.

I never got as a relatively conservative guy why some would bash solar because it rocks.  Yet, as Treehugger states, so while the Conservative media continues its bizarre crusade against solar, forward-thinking corporations are busy embracing the new paradigm of energy generation. 

Walmart’s investment in will enable SolarCity to own, install and maintain the new solar power systems.

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company has added more than 500 new full-time jobs since it initiated its first Walmart solar project, and expects to hire hundreds more before the end of the year.

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