06/06/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wal-Mart to Install Gigantic Solar Panels

Wal-Mart Canada announced plans this morning to build the country's largest rooftop solar-energy system atop a new Supercentre planned for Markham later this year, a project with potential to spread across the retailer's national chain.

Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation is contributing a $3-million forgivable loan to support the demonstration system, which will supply emission-free electricity and heat to the Wal-Mart store. Minister John Wilkinson attended an event this morning to launch the project.

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