The store draws some of its power from a 50-kilowatt wind turbine, 134 kilowatts of solar power, and six 60-kilowatt gas-fired microturbines. The store's energy efficiency features also include daylighting and a variety of energy-efficient electric lighting technologies.
Wal-Mart launched its first experimental store in Texas in July. For the Colorado store, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) nearby National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will provide monitoring, testing, and analysis of the facility for the next three years.
Publication date: 11/21/2005