22 May '11, 1pm

What to do with the overabundance of big box roofs - Toys R Us Installs Largest Solar Roof in USA #green #solar

What to do with the overabundance of big box roofs - Toys R Us Installs Largest Solar Roof in USA #green #solar

Toys “R” Us announced plans last week to build the largest solar roof in North America. The solar roof will be located at a distribution center in Flanders, New Jersey. This solar power installation will cover 70% of the distribution center’s 1,281,000-square-foot roof and will consist of more than 37,000 ultra lightweight photovoltaic solar panels. Upon completion, the on-site solar mechanism is estimated to generate 72% of the electrical needs for the Toys “R”Us facility. Depending on weather conditions, the system is expected to produce 6,362,000-kilowatt hours of electricity per year. Generating the same amount of electricity using non-renewable sources would result in the release of 4,387 metric tons of carbon dioxide. Beyond the solar project in New Jersey, Toys “R” Us is making a number of sustainable upgrades to its existing stores around the country. In Ja...

Full article: http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2011/05/22/toys-%E2%80...

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