Walmart plans to install a PV array at its Buckeye, Ariz., distribution center near Phoenix.
The distribution center will feature Walmart's largest solar installation to date, with over 14,000 solar panels on a 1,000,000 square-foot building and parking canopies that will produce up to 30% of the center's energy needs. Walmart did not reveal details on the megawatt output of the system.
This is the company's second distribution center solar project in Arizona, following its 2 MW project in Casa Grande, Ariz., that used a combination of ground mounted and solar shaded parking canopy structures.
Earlier this week, Walmart was named the U.S.' top company for the use of solar energy by the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Vote Solar Initiative.