SolarCity today announced it has entered into contract with Walmart for the installation of new solar projects at facilities in up to 36 states over the next four years.
Walmart is also at the forefront of commercializing storage technology and was a pilot customer for SolarCity's energy storage system for businesses. The next ten solar energy storage projects will each use a larger 200 kilowatt (400 kilowatt hour) battery, expanding battery storage capabilities as well as further reducing energy expense.
SolarCity has created 5,000 permanent American jobs since it initiated its first project with Walmart in 2010. Walmart is the top commercial solar energy user in the United States according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and the largest on-site renewable energy user in America according to EPA's Green Power Partnership.