Millions and millions of Americans are shopping in solar-powered stores and buying products made in solar-supported factories and don’t even know it. This is as “all-American” as it gets when the most iconic mainstream American companies are going solar in a very big way!
This corporate shift is not a mandate, these companies’ products aren’t eco-centric, and when it comes to exemplifying success, they’re as business-savvy as it gets. So, why go solar? The answer is clear… The bottom line doesn’t lie — solar energy is a fantastic financial investment with enormous returns.
We agree that it’s time these brands had their chance to shine brightly for their solar implementation and support. Check out top solar-powered companies in the U.S. that were recognized today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Vote Solar Initiative:
- Kohl’s Department Stores
- Johnson & Johnson
- Staples, Inc.
- Campbell’s Soup
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Toys ‘R’ Us
- General Motors
- White Rose Foods
- Dow Jones
- Snyder’s of Hanover
- Hartz Mountain Industries
Combined, the Top 20 corporate solar users’ installations generate an estimated $47.3 million worth of electricity each year.
Other companies noted as significant users of solar include Apple, Bloomberg LP, Del Monte Foods, GE, Google, Intel, JC Penney, Kaiser Permanente, Lackland Storage, Lord & Taylor, L’OREAL USA, MARS SNACKFOOD, US Foods LLC, Stop and Shop, Merck, REI, SAS Institute Inc., and Tiffany & CO.
Visit SEIA.com for a nifty visual look at how “Solar Means Business,” and read more about the solar efforts of two of these solar brands in a story we reported on a few weeks back: Kohl’s and IKEA: Solar Retail Race.