Thursday, January 31, 2013

Walmart and BMW Lead Nation In On-Site Renewable Generation

A major strength of renewable energy is its ability to generate power at the site of customers, whether they be residential or commercial accounts.

Using biogas, wind, and solar on-site at their facilities, Walmart generates more than 174 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and ranks first in the nation for on-site, renewable energy generation.  Walmart also purchases another 574 million kilowatt-hours of electricity from renewable energy generators that are not located at their facilities.

Walmart's total renewable electricity usage is approximately 750 million kilowatt-hours or enough power for 75,000 homes.

Interestingly, BMW ranks second in the on-site use of renewable energy, with more than 70 million kilowatt-hours from biogas.  The rest of the top on-site renewable energy generators can be seen at the link.

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