Constellation to Build Largest U.S. Solar Rooftop Project in New Jersey

Constellation Energy Group Inc. (CEG), which agreed to be bought by Exelon Corp., is building the largest U.S. rooftop solar-energy project, at a Toys “R” Us Inc. distribution center in New Jersey.

Constellation will use 37,000 solar panels from Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ENER) for the 5.38-megawatt project, Paramus, New Jersey-based Toys “R” Us said today in a statement. The system is expected to meet about 72 percent of the Flanders center’s power needs.

The rooftop system would be the largest at a single building when complete, overtaking SunPower Corp. (SPWRA)’s 4.8-megawatt array that’s being built on top of Glimcher Realty Trust (GRT)’s Jersey Gardens mall, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association.

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