United States corporate solar installation has actually doubled considering that 2019

Nov 29, 2022 04:46 PM ET
  • Led by tech and retail giants, American business are mounting record degrees of solar to power their procedures and also currently make up 14% of all mounted solar capacity in the United States, according to the "Solar Means Business 2022" report launched today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

The report, which tracks as well as evaluates business solar fostering, named Meta, Amazon, Apple, Walmart as well as Microsoft as the top five corporate solar users in the United States.

Via June 2022, united state businesses have mounted almost 19 GW of on-site as well as off-site solar capacity, which doubles the 9.4 GW mounted in 2019. This recent growth is due to the rapid development of off-site corporate solar purchase, according to the report, which now stands for 55% of all commercial solar usage.

" Concerning fifty percent of all corporate solar has been installed in the last two-and-half years," stated Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA president as well as CEO. "' Solar Means Business' highlights the extraordinary adaptability of solar, whether it's installed on a warehouse roof covering, on a carport or at an off-site center, showing the numerous manner ins which business are satisfying their demands with clean, affordable energy. From data centers to commercial freezers, the most energy-intensive business procedures are looking to solar as one of the most reliable and also affordable way to power their infrastructure."

Meta dramatically increased its installed solar capacity from 177 MW in early 2019 to 3.6 GW in 2022, as well as now has the largest corporate solar portfolio in the United States. Target continues to be the top onsite corporate solar user, while Microsoft leapt into the top 10 by setting up 479 MW of new capacity because 2019. Walmart's set of on-site as well as off-site solar has actually kept them in the top 5 for the last years.

" We boast of the work we have done to include new solar energy to the grid, bringing added investment to rural areas and aiding sustain the change to renewables," claimed Urvi Parekh, head of renewable resource at Meta. "As we continue to fulfill our objective to support our global operations with 100% renewable energy, we look forward to dealing with others, including SEIA, to facilitate the energy transition and support a sustainable, affordable and reliable electrical power grid."

Business like Intel, Google, Switch as well as Digital Realty are all using solar energy at data center facilities, which power critical info as well as data framework. There are now 23 united state firms that have actually set up at least 100 MW of solar capacity, up from 11 business in 2019. Eighteen of the top 25 companies ranked in this report are going after 100% renewable energy or carbon neutral goals.

The full report tracks over 47,000 corporate solar installations nationwide, which integrated generate sufficient power to power 3.2 million homes.

" As the world's biggest temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics options carrier, Lineage Logistics has devoted itself to restricting our impact on the setting as we play a crucial role in the global food supply chain," claimed Chris Thurston, director of power and sustainability at Lineage Logistics. "As we endure our function of getting rid of food waste as well as helping to feed the globe, we are proud of our group's efforts to do so in a way that will have a favorable impact on our planet. Our hope is that the findings from the 'Solar Means Business' report motivate various other firms to take on solar energy use and join the initiative of guaranteeing future generations will have a cleaner, healthier world."

Furthermore, the report currently tracks commercial solar projects that are paired with battery storage space, which is especially helpful for businesses that give important services or supply crucial information or data infrastructure. Total commercial solar installations are expected to double again over the next three years with virtually 27 GW of off-site corporate solar projects scheduled to find online by 2025. This represents almost a 3rd of the total contracted solar pipeline.

2022's top 25 corporate solar users are:








Kaiser Permanente

AB Inbev

Evraz North America

Digital Realty







Home Depot

Fifth Third Bank



Lineage Logistics

L3Harris Technologies



The complete report is available for download at SolarMeansBusiness.com.

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