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Swinerton Renewable Energy: October 21, 2016

Largest solar facility in Midwest is complete

The Solar Energy Industries Association in Washington's annual list of the top American businesses going solar puts retailer Target at the top of this year's list.

"In 2016 solar is expected to add more electricity-generating capacity than any other energy source in the United States, and the solar industry is employing workers at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall economy".

Target is now the USA company that produces the most solar power at its facilities, beating out Walmart for the first time, according to a new report looking at corporate solar power usage in the United States. "Investing in solar is a common-sense decision that pays dividends for both the environment and companies' bottom lines and these leaders deserve a big round of applause", Kimbis added.

Among the resources used by the Cooperative Solar program are a 20-megawatt (MW) solar project developed by Green Power EMC and its partner, Silicon Ranch, a year ago near Hazlehurst, Ga.

- one billion watts - in 2016, the report said.

John Leisen, vice president of property management at Target, said: "We feel honored to be named the top corporate solar installer in the U.S. by the Solar Energy Industries Association". Our focus is on finding those solar projects that are right for the business.

"We appreciate the hard work of our partners Xcel Energy, Community Energy and Swinerton in helping bring this large-scale project to completion", said Bryan Martin, managing director and head of USA private equity at the D.E. Shaw group.

"We appreciate SEIA recognizing GGP's commitment to sustainability, which is imbedded in everything we do", said Shobi Khan, chief operating officer of GGP. (30.2 MW) and real estate and shopping center developer Hartz Mountain Industries (22.7 MW). Not only does the solar industry provide economic opportunity, but it also offers relief from the disproportionate pollution and climate impacts from fossil fuels borne by low-income communities.

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