Walmart has ambitious plans in renewable energy, and got its first major boost as the company struck a deal with SunPower. Both the companies entered into an agreement that will see the SunPower install solar power at two distribution centers and 19 Walmart stores in Illinois.
This 23MW energy project is set have a combination of rooftop and ground-mount systems, and is expected to start in the first half of 2019.
As per the Walmart officials, this is the first major step of the company towards its 2025 plan, by which the company plans to power half of its operations with renewable energy. However, the bigger picture for the company is to cut emissions in its global value chain by one billion metric tons by the year 2030.
Although the agreement value has not been disclosed by any of the parties, a multi-million dollar contract of this magnitude could prove to be highly beneficial for SunPower.