Green Power Partnership
Partner On-site Renewables Commitments
As a component of the Green Power Partnership's On-site Renewables Challenge, EPA is highlighting the tangible commitments made by Partners to increase the deployment of on-site renewable energy systems by 2020. Below is a comprehensive list of EPA's Green Power Partners that have made specific commitments.
If your organization is interested in making an on-site renewables commitment, please complete and return the On-site Renewables Commitment form (PDF) (2 pp, 152K).
|Partner Name||On-site Commitment|
|Apple Inc.||Apple commits to install 16 MW(DC) of rooftop solar PV at its new headquarters, now under construction in Cupertino, CA, which will be powered by 100% renewable energy, using a micro-grid energy storage system to help stabilize the local grid. Apple has also committed to run all of its facilities with 100% green power and has already achieved this goal at more than 120 U.S. retail stores and every Apple data center.|
|BD||BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) commits to add a 630 KW solar installation at its Cayey, Puerto Rico manufacturing facility and is evaluating proposals for an additional 5 MW of ground-based solar installations in Puerto Rico, Connecticut and New Jersey in addition to an existing 1 MW installation in North Carolina.|
|Cisco||Cisco commits to increase its total onsite solar capacity to 2.7 megawatts (MW) worldwide. This commitment will help Cisco meet its corporate goal to use electricity generated from renewable sources for at least 25 percent of its global electricity demand every year through FY2017. Low-carbon electricity sources, including onsite renewable generation, are a significant part of Cisco's efforts to reduce its scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions.|
|City of Beaverton, OR||The City of Beaverton commits to constructing a 433 kW solar panel power system on top of an underground, city-owned, 15 million-gallon water reservoir. The solar power produced will be used by the city's water pumping station, the city's largest facility in terms of electricity use. Through a power purchase agreement, a solar contractor will construct a solar photovoltaic panel array in exchange for long term, low-cost electricity for pumping water to a majority of the city water users.|
|Jackson Family Wines||Jackson Family Wines commits to installing 6.5 MW of solar at locations throughout California, including the Kendall-Jackson, La Crema, Cambria, Stonestreet, Carmel Road, Murphy-Goode and Hartford wineries, by 2016. When completed, over 60 percent of the company's annual electricity use will come from on-site solar power. The family owned and operated company is already powering its entire US operations, as well as all employees' home usage, on 100 percent green power via purchased wind power and on-site systems.|
|Kaiser Permanente||Kaiser Permanente commits to increase its on-site solar generation capacity by as much as 50 megawatts with additional solar installations planned for its medical campuses and other locations.|
|USDA||The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) commits to install 200 kilowatts of on-site solar power on the George Washington Carver Center by January 2015, with a total planned capacity of 1.5 megawatts. The installation will help transform the facility into a model for sustainability and will help USDA meet numerous reporting requirements.|
|Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.||Wal-Mart commits to double the number of on-site solar power projects at U.S. stores, Sam's Clubs, and Distribution Centers by 2020.|