The world’s largest office products company, Staples, now has a completed 1.01MW solar installation at its Hanover branch, installed by SunEdison. This project is now the largest single rooftop solar installation in Maryland.
The 175,000 square feet of roof space is covered with SunEdison modules, producing approximately 1.2 million kWh of electricity annually. The installation was financed, built and maintained under a PPA with SunEdison. This PPA outlines that Staples will purchase the electricity produced for the term of the contract.
Mark Buckley, vice president of environmental affairs for Staples said, “Through our relationship with solar services provider SunEdison, we are able to purchase solar energy from our rooftop at a rate below or equal to the cost of electricity from the grid. This reduces our operating costs while freeing up more electricity during peak times for use by local homes and businesses.”
“We are proud to be a long time partner of Staples in providing economical solar solutions to meet their energy needs and commitment to the environment,” said Carlos Domenech, president of SunEdison.