Meet the Five Companies Paving the Way for a New Solar Age
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Meet the Five Companies Paving the Way for a New Solar Age

by | published June 23rd, 2018

For years, I’ve been saying that we are rapidly approaching the inflection point for renewable energy – that the day would soon come that clean energy sources like solar would demand their place in the “energy balance.”

That day is here.

Thanks to new innovations that have slashed the cost of solar technology has from over $76 per watt to as low as 2.42 cents per kWh – a staggering 99.97% reduction in cost – this source of fuel occupies a prominent position in the nation’s energy landscape.

In the first quarter of 2018 alone, the U.S. installed 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, reaching a total of 55.9 GW of total installed capacity.

That’s enough to power 10.7 million American homes, and is a 13% year-over-year increase.

Now wonder USA Today says this fuel is “sizzling hot”…And Forbes magazine simply calls the opportunity “massive.”

Better yet, everywhere you look, America’s biggest entrepreneurs, businesses, and Fortune 500 companies are rushing to get in on this.

Right now, more than 137 leading companies like Facebook, Amazon, Samsung, AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, and more, are pouring money into this fuel at an almost unfathomable pace.  

1. Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Arguably one of the most influential tech companies of the 21st century, Apple has been a pioneer in the renewable energy world.

In fact, as of April of this year, Apple is globally powered by 100% renewable energy – that’s all their facilities in 43 countries.

Not only that, but Apple’s suppliers are also committed to becoming completely powered by clean energy, 23 in all.

So when you buy your next iPhone X, it’s nice to remember it was built through clean energy.

2. Target Corp. (TGT)

In 2017, Target announced that it had added over 40 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity, adding up to a total of 204 MW of installed capacity.

This retail giant is committed to getting their domestic operations at 100% renewable energy and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 25%.

After being recognized by the Solar Energy Industries Association, John Leisen, Vice President of Target, said “We’re proud of the progress our team has made over the past year towards Target’s goal to install rooftop solar panels on 500 buildings by 2020.”

And it’s looking like that goal is in sight as Target continues to commit to solar energy as it remains one of the hottest stores for consumers all across America.

3. Macy’s Inc. (M)

This department store is on the ball with its commitment to the environment. Not only has it installed nearly 40 MW of solar capacity, but it wants to lower the amount of its waste going to landfills as well.

In 2016, Macy’s was ranked number four in American companies with on-site installed solar capacity by the Solar Industries Association.

And this year, Macy’s has been generating 18% of on-site electricity with solar energy, allowing makeup, clothing, and home necessities shoppers everywhere to reap the benefits.

4. Walmart Inc. (WMT)

Everyone’s favorite one-stop-shop for all their household needs is headed toward complete renewable energy operations.

Walmart has an installed solar capacity of just under 150 MW, and aims to be operating at 50% renewable energy by 2025.

The world’s largest retailer has an aggressive campaign to increase its solar footprint with plans to host solar power on 130 more sites that it currently has.

5. IKEA

This Swedish furnishing store has 90% of its U.S. facilities operating on solar energy in 2017.

By 2020, IKEA wants to produce as much renewable energy as it consumes in its operations, and it’s looking like it’s got the resources to get there.

In fact, several years ago, the company announced that it completed South Florida’s largest solar array atop the Miami-Dade IKEA store that opened in 2014 – that makes this furnishing company the state’s largest non-utility solar owner.

Think about that when you’re looking for your next bedroom set.

Here’s the thing.

The clean energy revolution tipping point is downright inevitable.

Renewable sources now account for the majority of new U.S. power capacity, according to Forbes.

Renewable power sources accounted for nearly half, 49.9% of the 24.6 GW of new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service in 2017.

The renewable energy sector has also become a major job creator here in the states: since 2009, the solar industry created one out of every 80 new jobs, and the country’s fastest-growing occupation is wind turbine technician.

Even oil-giant BP predicts a 400% growth in renewable energy by 2040.

In fact, based on my estimations, $48 trillion could potentially pour into the solar energy market in the coming years alone.

Investors who get in early may very well find themselves among the ranks of newly-minted millionaires who will reap the benefits of going green.

And I’ve uncovered one company that stands to benefit the most from that massive tidal wave of wealth.

Investors who get in early will be poised to make a killing when it gets a strong handhold in the U.S. energy market.

Just click here to find out how you can join in on this incredible opportunity.

Sincerely,


Kent

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