Solar PV Is Good Business

Even while solar energy continues to be tossed around as a political football, some of the smartest businesses in America are voting with their dollars and making substantial investments in solar photovoltaic systems.  

Last week, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released Solar Means Business: Top Commercial Solar Customers in the U.S .  The report details  investments being made by companies around the country:

The rapidly falling cost of solar energy has made solar an increasingly appealing investment for American businesses.  Between the second quarter of 2011 and the second quareter of 2012, the average price of a completed commercial PV system fell by nearly 14 percent.  The economics of PV have become so attractive that many of the best managed corporations, which are synonymous with low cost and efficiency, are adopting solar energy on a massive scale across the U.S. Solar Means Business: Top Commercial Solar Customers in the U.S. Link


SEIA has also provided a "heat map" of commercial solar installations in the U.S.

Heat Map of Commercial Solar Installation in the U.S. Click on the map to be taken to SEIA's interactive map.

Heat Map of Commercial Solar Installation in the U.S. Click on the map to be taken to SEIA's interactive map.

Here are the top 20:

  1. Walmart
  2. Costco
  3. Kohl’s Department Stores
  4. IKEA
  5. Macy’s
  6. McGraw-Hill
  7. Johnson & Johnson
  8. Staples, Inc.
  9. Campbell’s Soup
  10. Walgreens
  11. Bed, Bath & Beyond
  12. Toys ‘R’ Us
  13. General Motors
  14. FedEx
  15. White Rose Foods
  16. Dow Jones
  17. Snyder’s of Hanover
  18. ProLogis
  19. Hartz Mountain Industries
  20. Crayola

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