US-based retail major Wal-Mart has deployed solar panels on 12 of its Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club outlets in Ohio to expand its renewable power consumption.

The move follows the company’s decision to generate over 6MWh of electricity from renewable power sources.

Wal-Mart has installed solar panels at six Walmart stores in Evendale, Fairfax, Franklin, Mason, Middletown and Milford as well as the Sam’s Club outlet in Loveland while the remaining five are randomly located across the state.

Wal-Mart Energy senior director David Ozment said that the corporation is keen to further expanding its renewable energy consumption with the installation of solar panels in other parts of the country.

The solar installations in Ohio are part of Wal-Mart’s 240 renewable energy projects worldwide currently under development.