"At Walmart, our goal is to be supplied by 100 percent renewable energy. To do this, we are considering a number of emerging technologies, including Bloom Energy, to ensure they work for our business, help lower costs for our customers, and reduce our impact on the environment. We hope to use our scale to help bring these technologies to market in a fast and cost effective way."
– Bill Simon, Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S.
Walmart Seeks to Meet Renewable Energy Goals with Bloom Energy Server
Walmart views sustainability as an important opportunity for both the future of their business and our world. Accordingly, they have set a vision of supplying their operations with 100 percent renewable energy.
Walmart evaluates their energy vendors with the same rigor applied to all of their suppliers. Consequently, they were seeking a renewable energy solution that could not only make a major contribution to their sustainability targets and contribute to lower energy costs, but also have the long term potential to supply continuous power to stores, even during critical grid outages. A Bloom system powered by biogas could meet those requirements.
Walmart has completed installation at two stores in southern California, each at 400kW, generating approximately 3.4 million kWh annually. Each of these sites has the potential to eliminate 1 million pounds of CO2 annually when powered by biogas.