Staples and SunEdison have unveiled a 1.5 MW solar power installation at the Staples distribution center in Hagerstown, Md. Combined with the recent solar installation at the Staples fulfillment center in Hanover, Md., Staples is now hosting more than 2.5 MW of solar capacity in the state of Maryland.
The 1.5 MW ground installation in Hagerstown consists of more than 11,000 solar panels and will generate an estimated 2 million kWh of energy annually and more than 37 million kWh for the next 20 years.
The SunEdison/Staples solar program is made possible through power purchase agreements between SunEdison and Staples. SunEdison designs, develops, finances, operates, monitors and maintains the solar installations, and Staples buys the energy produced to offset its demand from the grid at long-term energy pricing.