More Businesses Go Solar

As technology advances, harvesting solar energy is becoming a more practical and accessible option for businesses across a broad gamut of sizes, wealth, and locations. From major corporations to small, locally owned businesses, solar energy is becoming more prevalent year after year. Although this shift owes credit to wider awareness, proven effectiveness, and a higher consciousness of our own impact on the environment, a declining price on PV (photovoltaic) systems has spurred a lot of movement in the commercial adoption of solar energy. In fact, PV systems are 30% cheaper now than they were at the start of 2011, and commercial use of solar energy has increased over 40% in the last year.

It becomes clear that solar energy is a more cost effective option when Capitalist corporations like Wal-Mart, Costco, and Apple begin installing PV systems on their rooftops, and it’s refreshing to see an option that’s both cheaper and more eco friendly make it’s way into becoming the standard. Listed below are the top 25 companies in utilizing solar energy by solar capacity:

  • Wal-Mart
  • Costco
  • Kohl’s
  • Apple
  • IKEA
  • Macy’s
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • McGraw Hill
  • Staples
  • Campbell’s
  • U.S. Foods
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Volkswagen
  • Walgreens
  • Target
  • Safeway
  • FedEx
  • Intel
  • L’Oreal
  • General Motors
  • Toys “R” US
  • White Rose Foods
  • Toyota
  • Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Although California has a commanding lead in the implementation of solar energy, other states are picking up the on the trend quickly, with 117,000,000 people in 30 states living within 20 miles of a commercial solar installation. As it becomes more and more feasible to install the means for and save money by harvesting solar energy, we can expect to see more companies join the movement, and to see companies that already have begun using solar energy to do so more extensively.

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