C2 Energy Capital, LLC, New York, executed 46 Power Purchase Agreements and leases with Walmart Inc., Bentonville, Ark., to provide solar power at the retailer's operations in five states. These agreements represent a tangible commitment by Walmart to achieve the retailer's goal to have 50% of its operations powered by renewable energy by 2025. The solar installations will produce more than 65,000,000 kWh of renewable energy annually, enough energy to power nearly 5,500 homes and are expected to supply approximately 10-60% of each stores' overall electricity use.
"Solar is a vital component of Walmart's expanding renewable energy portfolio," says Mark Vanderhelm, vice president of energy for Walmart. "Walmart plans to tirelessly pursue renewable energy projects that are right for our customers, our business and the environment. These planned projects with C2 Energy Capital are moving us in the right direction toward our renewable energy goals."
The rooftop projects are all currently in operation, with the exception of a ground-mount project that is underway at a Walmart distribution center in Laurens, S.C.
"Walmart is a seasoned expert at on-site solar generation, and they have high expectations for their vendor partners. We are honored to be a part of their renewable energy program, and the important steps they are taking that will benefit the local communities and the environment," says Candice Michalowicz, co-founder and managing member of C2 Energy Capital.