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Solar news: July 26th, 2019

In this week’s Solar News Roundup, Target keeps its title as the top company for on-site solar, and we highlight an important story from NPR about bringing solar to communities of color.

SEIA report indicates Target is the top corporation for on-site solar

According to the SEIA 2018 Solar Means Business Report, an annual report on solar adoption by businesses in the U.S., Target has once again taken the throne as the top company for on-site installed solar. With 229.7 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity installed on-site, Target beat the next-closest company, Walmart, by almost 78 MW. Target’s solar portfolio includes 464 individual installations.

Including off-site solar bumps Target down to third place overall, with tech giants Apple and Amazon taking the first and second spots respectively. Apple’s 393.3 MW and Amazon’s 329.8 MW exceed Target’s total of 242.4 MW by a large margin, lead by Apple’s 130 MW single installation in Monterey County.

Overall, corporate solar installations dropped from 2017 and 2018, perhaps due to uncertainty around President Trump’s solar tariffs. However, with Facebook expected to begin making waves in the solar space, 2019 and 2020 will likely be rebound years for the industry.

An NPR story about bringing solar to communities of color

Solar is a great resource for everyone, and we at EnergySage are excited about sharing any positive stories about making the solar community even more inclusive. While a brief blurb here won’t do justice to the entire National Public Radio (NPR) story, we encourage you to click through to this article and radio spot to learn more.


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