Wal-Mart opening experimental supercenter
July 19, 2005,
MCKINNEY, Texas -- Wal-Mart is opening of a new supercenter here that will also serve as an experimental store.
"We want to make the best use of renewable and alternate sources like wind and solar energy to generate electricity to supplement the power needs of the store," said Don Moseley, PE, Wal-Mart's experimental projects manager.
This isn’t Wal-Mart’s first run at an environmentally friendly format. In the earlier ’90s, Wal-Mart tested “Environmental Supercenters” in Kansas, Oklahoma and California – the latter of which featured “fueling” stations for electric cars.