Via goodcleantech.com, 12-05-2011
Retail giant Toys ‘R Us has announced plans to build North America’s largest rooftop solar installation.
The installation is currently in the staging process, and will be built on top of a distribution center in Flanders, New Jersey. It’s expected to be completed sometime this Summer. It will take up a whopping 869,294 square feet, which will generate 72 percent of the facility’s power.
“The unprecedented scope of this project furthers our already strong commitment to sustainability in our operations,” TRU CEO Jerry Storch said. “New Jersey’s leadership in providing renewable, clean energy opportunities for companies has helped pave the way for an installation of this size and underscores the state as a champion for solar energy growth across North America.”
New Jersey is currently the second largest producer of solar energy in the US.
Constellation Energy will be building and maintaining the solar installation, which is expected to produce 6,362,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. According to TRU, if that energy were produced by non-renewable means it would generate 4,387 metric tons of carbon dioxide.