See where the top corporations in the U.S. have installed solar. Our U.S. Corporate Solar Projects map was developed using the research from the Solar Means Business Report.
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About the Map
To learn more about commercial users of solar energy, see Solar Means Business 2015.
More of America’s businesses are choosing to install solar than ever before. Walmart once again took the top spot among America’s businesses in the electric generation capacity of its solar investments and number of solar projects. The big box retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., boasts a robust 142 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity and has completed 348 installations.
Many more of the country’s most recognizable and best-run companies continue to expand their use of solar energy. IKEA and Costco are powering stores with solar. FedEx distribution centers are powered by solar. Apple and Verizon data centers are powered by solar. The headquarters and offices of Mortenson Construction, L’Oreal, the Better Business Bureau and Forever 21 also rely on solar. Auto manufacturers such as General Motors, Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen use solar energy, and so do manufacturers such as Owens Corning, Intel, and Johnson & Johnson. Across industries, America’s business leaders are choosing solar to cut costs, help their bottom line and plan for the future.
Some comapany facilities that have gone solar could not be mapped due to incomplete or inadequate (i.e. PO Box) address data. In some cases, the location of a pin on the map may not line up with the actual location of a company because the geocoding of the address may not have produced a precise latitude and longitude, and instead resolved to a more coarse location such as the center of a zip code or city.
Company solar system size data was obtained from outreach to Fortune 100 companies as well as publically available data.
Developed by the Solar Energy Industries Association
Last updated: December 2015
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