What do you get when the largest retailer in the US decides to partner with the biggest rooftop solar developer in the country? A lot more solar energy and some solar + storage too.Walmart recently announced that it plans to install 400 new solar projects at its facilities over the next four years. The projects will span the US, across 36 states. With solar power already deployed at 260 US facilities, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reports that Walmart is the country’s top commercial solar energy user, consuming around 105 megawatts of solar power, over twice the amount of solar as the next highest company. Over 200 of these projects have been installed through a partnership with SolarCity. The two companies have been working together since 2010.But this partnership isn’t just about solar. Since early 2013, Walmart has been a pilot customer for SolarCity’s commercial energy storage system. Thirteen solar + storage projects have been installed so far, with ten more... Read the Full Post »