Staples, Inc. 

Solar Photovoltaic


System Size (kW DC): 433.70



Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 412,218



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Reducing Carbon Emissions


Staples Inc., the office superstore, cares about the environment. The company is implementing an integrated strategy for a seven percent reduction in its U.S. carbon emissions by 2010 on an absolute basis, starting from a base year of 2001.


The solar power system installed at Staples’ Killingly distribution center is part of that strategy. That solar installation, built at no capital cost to Staples, was made possible through the collaborative effort of CCEF, which provided a grant for the project, and SunEdison, which financed the remaining costs of the project and designed and installed the system.


The 433.70-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, installed on the roof of the 300,000-square-foot distribution center, is one and a half times the size of a football field, covering nearly 74,000 square feet of roof space. The solar power system will have a measurable environmental impact and has the capacity to produce enough energy to cleanly power 14 percent of the distribution center.



Environmental Benefits


Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *


 457,562  361  235  870



The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:


The needs
of 49 homes

Removing the
emissions for 38 cars

Planting 76 acres of trees



Additional Information


Staples, Inc.

155 Tracy Road 

Dayville, CT 06241


Mark Buckley



Are tours of this facility available? No


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* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here