Solaire’s Garage Long Span canopy elegantly crowns Staples’ new parking garage at their Framingham, MA headquarters. While generating clean energy and enhancing the parking the experience for scores of employees and visitors, the Garage Long Span also provides protection from sun, snow and rain. Solaire designed, engineered, fabricated and installed its proprietary design, completing the installation on budget within 3 months. The canopy achieves optimal southern orientation and offers high productivity complemented by a safe, durable and aesthetically pleasing design. Designed to withstand 55 psf snow loads and 100 mph wind loads, the Staples project consists of more than 2,440 solar modules and will generate an estimated 850,000 kWh of energy annually to help power Staples’ 650,000 square-foot headquarters. The solar power system will offset more than 12,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) over the next 20 years—the equivalent of removing more than 2,300 cars driving 12,000 miles per year from the road.