Wal-Mart to double amount of solar energy use
"The pilot program led us to the point that we believe in solar."
- Kim Saylors-Laster, Wal-Mart official
For months, Wal-Mart (WMT) has defied the economic slump by posting relatively healthy earnings even as other retailers got pummeled.
All of Wal-Mart's solar projects will generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 2,600 homes and avoid 22,500 metric tons of carbon-dioxide emissions each year — tantamount to taking about 4,000 cars off the road.