La Mirada, Calif. Staples and SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, announced the activation of a 1.1 megawatt (MW) solar system on the roof of the Staples fulfillment center in La Mirada, Calif. The activation marks the 32nd SunEdison solar power site hosted by Staples.
SunEdison financed, constructed, owns and operates the new solar power facility, which covers over 300,000 sq. ft. of roof space. The system will produce nearly 2 million kWh of energy annually and more than 30 million kWh over the next 20 years.
Staples' solar power program began in 2005 and includes facilities in California, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland, including the 1 MW fulfillment center in Hanover, Md., and the 1.5 MW Distribution center in Hagerstown, Md.