FedEx Freight DC Powered by the Sun

FONTANA, Calif.—FedEx Corp. and BP Solar announced the completion of a solar-power system for a FedEx Freight distribution center in Fontana, Calif.

The 1,377 solar modules, made by BP Solar, cover 20,834 square feet of the facility’s roof. The 269 kilowatt (kW) system can generate 370,551 kilowatt hours (kWh), or approximately 54% of the facility’s needs.

The two companies previously worked together to install a 282 kW solar-power system at FedEx Freight’s facility in Whittier, Calif. The Whittier system, which went live in April, can produce more than 414,000 kWh of electricity each year. It provides nearly 40% of the facility’s annual energy needs and reduces its dependence on the electric grid.

The companies expect the two projects to eliminate the release of more than 610 metric tons of greenhouse-gas emissions.

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