A new report
reveals the top 20 companies that use solar energy to power their
facilities in the U.S. The report, released by the Solar Energy
Industries Association and the Vote Solar Initiative, ranks the
companies on cumulative solar energy capacity.
Here are the top 20 companies for the use of on-site, deployed solar power capacity in the U.S.:
3. Kohl’s Department Stores
7. Johnson & Johnson
8. Staples Inc.
9. Campbell’s Soup
11. Bed, Bath & Beyond
12. Toys ‘R’ Us
13. General Motors
15. White Rose Foods
16. Dow Jones
17. Snyder’s of Hanover
19. Hartz Mountain Industries
companies that are significant users of solar include Apple, Bloomberg
LP, Del Monte Foods, GE, Google, Intel, JC Penny, Kaiser Permanente,
Lackland Storage, Lord & Taylor, L’Oreal USA, Mars Snackfood, US
Foods LLC, Stop and Shop, Merck, REI, SAS Institute Inc. and Tiffany
Notably, the top 20 corporate solar users’
installations generate an estimated $47.3 million worth of electricity
each year, and the amount of solar installed by the top 20 solar-powered
companies could power more than 46,500 average U.S. homes. (Altogether,
U.S. commercial solar installations could power more than 390,000 U.S.
The companies analyzed for this report have deployed more
than 700 individual solar photovoltaic systems on their facilities in
at least 25 states and Puerto Rico. 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.
SOURCE: SOLAR INDUSTRY