January 2010 - Staples, the office products company, unveiled a 1.01 megawatt solar power installation in Maryland at its 200,200 square foot fulfillment center in Hanover. The photovoltaic system will generate approximately 1.2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year, and 21 million kWh during the initial 20 years of the project. The solar installation was financed, built and maintained under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with SunEdison.
Under the PPA, Staples will purchase the electricity produced for the term of the contract and host the system, but the resulting renewable energy certificates (RECs) will be owned by an undisclosed third-party.
News Release - Maryland's Largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Installation Unveiled at Staples Fulfillment Center in Hanover
Staples Contact: Mark Crowley, 508-253-0767
SunEdison Contact: Brad Oswald, 443-909-7200