SolarCity has entered into contract with Walmart for the installation of new solar and energy storage projects at facilities in up to 36 states over the next four years.
SolarCity has completed more than 200 solar projects at Walmart locations since 2010. SolarCity has also installed and tested energy storage projects co-located with solar power generation at 13 Walmart facilities since early 2013 also and will be incorporating 10 additional storage projects in the next year.
Walmart was a pilot customer for SolarCity's energy storage system for businesses. Since early 2013, Walmart has tested 13 battery storage projects with solar installations across California. SolarCity says the next 10 solar energy storage projects will each use a larger 200 kW/400 kWh battery.
Walmart is the top commercial solar energy user in the U.S., according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, and the largest on-site renewable energy user in the U.S.,Â according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership program.
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