New England’s Largest Solar Installation Complete On Staples Retail Center


Framingham, Mass.-headquartered Staples Inc. has announced the completion of New England's largest solar power installation to date at its 300,000 square-foot retail distribution center in Killingly, Conn.

The 433 kW DC solar photovoltaic system is one-and-a-half times the size of a football field, covering nearly 74,000 square feet of roof space, the company says. It has the capacity to produce enough clean energy per year to power 14% of the distribution center, and will reduce the carbon emissions equivalent to the amount produced by the average car driving 420,000 miles.

The solar power installation, built at no capital cost to Staples, was made possible through the collaborative effort of Rocky Hill, Conn.-based Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), which provided a $1.7 million grant for the project, and SunEdison, which financed the remaining costs of the project and designed and installed the system.

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