As part of a company commitment to be 100% powered by renewable energy, Sam's Club has installed 17 wind turbines mounted on parking lot light poles to support the energy needs of its Palmdale, Calif., location. Construction is complete, and the units are fully operational.
The Palmdale Sam's Club was selected for the test project among all of the Walmart-owned properties in the U.S. because of the abundant wind resources in the area. The wind turbines at the Palmdale Sam's Club are supplied by DeerPath Energy, a renewable energy company based in Marblehead, Mass., and are estimated to provide 76,000 kWh of energy annually.
In early May, Walmart plans to celebrate the completion of a similar wind turbine project at a new Walmart store in Worcester, Mass.Â
SOURCE: Sam's Club