Asda’s owner Walmart has announced the completion of eight new PV projects in Massachusetts – expanding its solar footprint in the country.
Almost 10,000 panels have been installed on the rooftops of eight of the US supermarket giant’s stores, which are expected to generate a total of 2.8 million kWh and cut more than 1,400 metric tons of carbon emissions every year.
David Ozment, Senior Director of Energy at Walmart said: “The stores in Massachusetts demonstrate our commitment to increasing the share of renewable energy that powers our stores and improving energy efficiency. We believe in helping our customers live better by providing every day low cost and more environmentally friendly alternatives like renewables. It’s our goal to eventually be supplied by 100% renewable energy.”
Renewable energy projects provide one billion kWh – or around 4% – of electricity every year for Walmart buildings globally.