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BJ’s Wholesale Club says this morning that it is adding four solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to its roster of 12 rooftop solar power installations in six states.

The installations are being created through a partnership with Tioga Energy, a supplier of renewable energy services to commercial, government, and non-profit institutions. The first two rooftop systems, currently under construction at clubs in Leominster and South Attleboro, Mass., are scheduled for completion next month, with two additional projects in New Jersey to be completed in this summer. The company says that the systems will be installed and financed through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Tioga, allowing the clubs to implement solar energy without upfront costs. In addition to the clean power provided by the systems, Tioga’s SurePathSM Solar PPA offers BJ’s predictable energy prices, providing up to twenty-two percent of the club’s yearly electrical needs, at a cost lower than the standard utility rates utilities.
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