Greentech Lead America: Distributed Sun (D-SUN), a solar
developer, has signed a 20 year solar lease with US Foods.
The company has also closed financing to build a 430 kW
rooftop array at their Albuquerque, New Mexico distribution center.
Solar power from D-SUN costs less per kilowatt hour
generated than the electricity US Foods buys from the grid, and under contract
terms that guarantee price certainty for 20 years, with savings projected to
grow significantly over the useful lifetimes of the installed solar
The solar facility will be owned and operated by
Distributed Sun’s Solar Energy Investment Company (SEIC), sunTHREE.
D-SUN said additional deployments of Megawatt-scale
arrays at US Foods distribution facilities are under final planning and
approval for 2012 and 2013 completions.
The new distribution facilities are in the Mid-Atlantic,
Northeast and Southwest.
“We are excited to share the news of our partnership
with US Foods, and applaud their commitment to sustainable energy at
bottom-line savings. Our Distributed Solar Network platform has mobilized
construction for this inaugural site, and looks forward to serving US Foods’
renewable electricity needs in states nationwide,” said Chase Weir, CEO of
D-SUN’s solar service offerings to US Foods locations
represent the potential to offset more than 200 million pounds of CO2, or the
equivalent of removing over 20,000 cars from the road.