New Jersey furniture retailer invests in more than 1 MW of rooftop solar
Solar Power World | Kelsey Misbrener
April 11, 2022
Raymour & Flanigan, the largest furniture and mattress retailer in the Northeast and seventh largest nationwide, has partnered with Greenskies Clean Focus to embark on three solar projects at Raymour & Flanigan facilities in New Jersey. The installations at the Monmouth Junction Service Center at Culver Road, Fairfield Showroom and Fairfield Clearance Center will further advance Raymour & Flanigan in its sustainability mission.
The Culver Road solar project was completed in late 2021 and is a 516.6-kWDC system that will produce 633,500 kWh of electricity in its first year. The Fairfield Showroom and Clearance Center will host a rooftop PV system with a combined 735.9-kWDC capacity. The Fairfield projects are set to be completed in June 2022. The three solar projects will offset more than 90% of the electricity usage at each facility.
“It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Raymour and Flanigan and Hill Energy Services on the Monmouth Junction and Fairfield locations, and we are excited to continue to support Raymour and Flanigan’s commitment to sustainability by installing solar at additional properties throughout the Northeast,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies Clean Focus. “These projects are an excellent example of how large-scale retailers can make meaningful gains toward their ESG commitments with renewable energy from on-site solar.”
In addition to hosting solar projects that create green energy, Raymour & Flanigan’s large-scale recycling program recycles 99% of all its packaging materials, resulting in over 200 million pounds of packaging diverted from landfills since 2002.
“At Raymour & Flanigan, prioritizing sustainability and green initiatives aligns with our purpose of helping all people enjoy their home, planet Earth,” said Christopher Gaube, senior director of brand marketing at Raymour & Flanigan. “As an industry leader, we are committed to setting the standard for sustainable practices by offsetting our carbon footprint with renewable energy. We are excited about the completion of these projects as we do our part in building toward a greener future together.”