Flat roofs are out of sight and mind, but a lot of solar is being installed on such roofs at big retailers across America. Staples just installed its 37th solar system that now provides 14 megawatts of solar power.
Despite those impressive numbers, Staples ranks 7th among Fortune 500 companies and 4th among retailers in solar capacity on-site. It's just amazing what is happening on flat business roofs out of our sight.
Staples solar revolution is the product of a partnership with Sun Edison that features the solar leasing model.
In addition to the proliferating solar systems at ifs stores, Staples has installed 2 fuel cells. Both were manufactured by Bloom.
The combination of on-site solar and fuel cells are true competitors to the grid and central station power plants. Look no further than Staples for that emerging energy fact.