The Solar Energy Industries Association released this week the ranking of Top 20 largets commecial solar users in the U.Sbased on cumulative installed capacity. These companies know a smart investment when they see one, and are all adopting solar energy in a big way. From the largest corporations to small businesses, U.S. companies are installing solar energy to take control of their energy costs and improve their bottom line.
This report, prepared by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Vote Solar Initiative (Vote Solar), highlights those companies that have deployed the most solar energy capacity at their facilities for onsite consumption. In total, the 42 companies analyzed for this report have deployed at least 321MW of PV capacity at more than 750 locations in at least 26 states and Puerto Rico. The 20 companies with the highest installed capacity have deployed at least 279 MW, enough to supply all the electricity needs of 46,500 American households. These solar leaders include some of America’s most iconic brands and biggest businesses.
More than 1.2 million solar PV panels were used for the Top 20 corporate solar users’ installations. Combined, these arrays would cover more than 544 acres of rooftops. The top 10 companies (by capacity) have individually deployed more solar energy than most electric utilities in the U.S. Other companies that are significant users of solar include Apple, Bloomberg LP, Del Monte Foods, GE, Google and Intel.
Recreated from original blog post authored by Nilesh Y. Jadhav at Solarika.org