11 May '11, 7pm

Toys 'R' Us Will Install Nation's Largest Solar Rooftop Array

Toys 'R' Us Will Install Nation's Largest Solar Rooftop Array

It was recently announced that the New Jersey distribution center for Toys 'R' Us will soon be home to the largest rooftop array of solar panels in North America. Upon completion, the 5.38 megawatt on-site solar mechanism will occupy 869,294 square feet of the Flanders, New Jersey building, and is estimated to generate 72 percent of the electrical needs for the Toys "R" Us facility. 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 vehicles or that of the electricity used to power 532 homes annually. The solar power system will be comprised of thin-film photovoltaic panels that are flexible, lightweight, durable and maintain performance, even in sub-optimal lighting conditions. In addition, the non-ballasted, non-penetrating and r...

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