Raymour & Flanigan partners with Greenskeis for three solar projects in New Jersey
Solar Builder | SB Staff
April 12, 2022
Furniture and mattress retailer, Raymour & Flanigan, 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 advance Raymour & Flanigan’s sustainability mission.
Completed in late 2021 with a 516.6 kW DC system, the Culver Road solar project 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 kW DC capacity. The Fairfield projects are set to be completed in June 2022, together they will produce 883,260 kWh in their first year. The three solar projects will offset more than 90 percent 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.”
The Greenskies partnership is the latest initiative from Raymour & Flanigan in their commitment to sustainability and greener business practices. These projects will offset nearly 656 metric tons of carbon dioxide in the first year alone, the environmental equivalent of taking 233 gas-powered cars off the road, planting nearly 18,000 tree seedlings, and preserving more than 1,280 acres of forest, annually. In addition, the energy generated by these systems is equivalent to 136 homes’ electricity use each year.
“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.”