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Solar Means Business: Top 10 Brands that Have #GoneSolar

SOLAR MEANS BUSINESS THE TOP 10 BRANDS THAT HAVE #GONESOLAR! The most iconic brands in the U.S. are recognizing that installing solar gives them a competitive edge in today's market. Check out the top 10 businesses that have #gonesolar. Data is from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)/Vote Solar 2013 Solar Means Business report. Learn more at These Top Brands Are Also The Top U.S. Solar Customers Capacity (MW) The most iconic brands are leaders in their industry sectors, showing that installing solar means good business. The top 10 businesses combined have installed over 335 megawatts (MW) of solar energy, enough to power 55,000 homes. These companies are the nation's leaders based on installed solar capacity (in MW). Installations (#) WAL MART COSTCO 89 215 47 78 For the second year in a row, they are the nation's corporate solar leader with almost double the capacity of any other company. Solar energy reduces Costco's carbon footprint by the equivalent of 182 railcars worth of coal per year. 3 KOHLS 4 44 140 41 4 Over 54 million Americans live within 20 miles of at least one solar-powered Kohl's department store. Apple's 20 MW installation at their Maiden, North Carolina data center produces enough electricity to power 15 million iPhones. IKEA 6. macy's 35 | 39 21| 44 IKEA has installed solar systems at Macy's 3.5 MW solar power system in Goodyear, Arizona offsets more than 3,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. 89% of their stores in the U.S. 8. McGraw Hill nomyofruomyof 17 16 14 Johnson & Johnson's 4.7 MW array in Titusville, New Jersey is made up of 13,496 panels and provides 70% of the facility's annual electricity needs. The 14 MW solar system on the publishing company's New Jersey campus reduces the equivalent of 10% of McGraw-Hill's annual global carbon emissions. 9. STAPLES 10 ватрвеlls 14 37 12 Campbell's solar installations generate enough clean energy to heat over 430,000,000 bowls of soup each year. Staples has installed enough solar to power over 210,000 printers. Rankings By Industry (MW) Solar Works Nationwide Top businesses like FedEx, Intel and Dow Jones are installing solar nationwide, showing that solar makes business sense from coast to coast. More than 117 million people live within 20 miles of at least one of the 1,000 commercial systems analyzed for this report. Health/Beauty 1001+ SYSTEMS 501-1000 SYSTEMS 1-500 SYSTEMS Johnson & Johnson 17.4 Kaiser Permanente 10.3 Walgreens 8.9 L'Oreal 6.8 Merck 2.1 Data not tracked Auto Volkswagen 9.6 General Motors 6.7 Toyota 4.4 Ford .5 Honda .1 Solar Is Cost-Effective Smart companies are going solar because it lowers operating costs and benefits their bottom line. Average commercial prices have dropped by over 40% since the beginning of 2010. Food Services PRICE DECLINES DRIVING GROWTH $12 $10 Campbell's 12.2 $8 U.S. Foods 11.3 $6 Safeway 7.0 $4 White Rose Foods 4.9 $2 Sabert 3.5 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 510 710 2013 10 35 105 186 300 890 1120 1600 4203 8914 INSTALLED CAPACITY (MW) Retail Walmart 89.4 Costco 47.1 Kohl's 44.7 IKEA 35.1 Macy's 20.8 Staples 13.7 Bed Bath & Beyond 11.3 2013 Target 8.4 AMERICA SUPPORTS SOLAR Toys "R" Us 5.7 Williams-Sonoma 3.5 9 out of 10 Americans want more solar now. Learn more at For more information View the report at and follow the hashtag #gonesolar The Vote Solar mark is property of The Vote Solar Initiative. The SEIA mark is a federally-registered trademark and property of the Solar Energy Industries Association, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Logos and other marks are used for identification purposes only and do not reflect any endorsement of or membership in The Vote Solar Initiative or the Solar Energy Industries Association. SEIA Solar Energy Industries AVERAGE SYSTEM PRICE ($/W)

Solar Means Business: Top 10 Brands that Have #GoneSolar

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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Vote Solar Initiative (Vote Solar) today released the annual Solar Means Business report, identifying major commercial solar projects and rankin...




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