Walmart Announces 10 New Solar Installations In Maryland

           Walmart Announces 10 New Solar Installations In Maryland

Working with SolarCity, retailer has installed over 3.1 megawatts of
generation capacity at locations throughout the state

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 25, 2013

BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Walmart and SolarCity today
announced the completion of projects at eight Walmart stores and two Sam's
Clubs across the state of Maryland that will generate clean, renewable
electricity. The energy produced by the new solar installations will generate
approximately 4.1 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually –
enough energy to power nearly 370 homes* – and are expected to supply between
5-20 percent of each store's overall electricity use.

"Building a clean energy economy creates new jobs and provides affordable,
reliable clean energy choices for businesses," said Abigail Ross Hopper,
director of the Maryland Energy Administration. "The partnership between
SolarCity and Walmart shows that we're taking the right steps."

With over 13,400 panels, the Walmart stores in Arbutus, Berlin, California,
Cockeysville, Fallston, Hagerstown, Laurel and Severn, along with Sam's Clubs
in Salisbury and Severn will provide over 3.1 megawatts (MW) of generation

"Walmart is a leader in clean energy here in Maryland and across the country,"
said SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive. "Walmart is setting an example for companies
in Maryland to follow; it's possible for many Maryland businesses to pay less
for solar power than they currently pay for electricity."

This new series of solar systems in Maryland bring the total number of Walmart
and Sam's Club locations with SolarCity installations to almost 150 across
multiple states with additional locations in the works. Last year, SolarCity
installed Walmart's largest solar-power system at its distribution center in
Buckeye, Ariz.

"Solar power makes sense for Walmart, and it makes sense for Maryland," said
David Ozment, Walmart's senior director of energy. "We are committed to
increasing the use of renewable energy, including solar panels, at our stores
in Maryland and throughout the country."

In total, Walmart generates more than 1 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of
electricity around the world annually. It also has more than 300 renewable
energy projects in operation or under development globally. With a goal to be
supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, the company is ranked by the United
States' Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 'Green Power Partnership'
program as the largest on-site green power generator in the U.S. Last year,
the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) ranked Walmart the number one
retailer to use solar power in the U.S. Solar energy will continue to play a
critical role in Walmart's renewable energy portfolio and the company aims to
install solar on at least 1,000 stores in the U.S. by 2020.

* According to the EPA calculator

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through
their mobile devices. Each week, more than 200 million customers and members
visit our 10,700 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce
websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444
billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart
continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and
employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by
visiting, on Facebook at and on Twitter at
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About SolarCity
SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the
century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to
homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend
on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to
protect them from rising rates. The company offers solar power, energy
efficiency and electric vehicle services, and makes clean energy easy by
taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and
maintenance.SolarCity currently serves 14 states and signs a new customer
every five minutes. Visit the company online atwww.solarcity.comand follow
the company onFacebook&Twitter.

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Contact: Chris Schraeder for Walmart, +1-800-331-0085, or Sam Boykin for SolarCity, +1-917-447-2657,
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