11 May '11, 4pm

Toys 'R' Us Plans Nation's Biggest Solar Rooftop Array:

Toys”R”Us has announced plans to build the country’s largest rooftop solar project at a New Jersey distribution center. Constellation Energy Group, which recently agreed to be bought by Exelon Corp., will build the 5.38 MW array using 37,000 Uni-Solar panels from United Solar, a subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices Inc. The system will occupy 869,294 square feet and is expected to meet about 72 percent of power needs at the Flanders, N.J. distribution center, the company’s largest. Construction is due to complete this summer. Depending on weather conditions, the system is expected to produce approximately 6,362,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year, Toys”R”Us said. Generating the same amount of electricity using non-renewable sources would result in the release of an estimated 4,387 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent emissions from 860 passenger vehicle...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/05/11/toys-r-us-p...

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