Distribution company FedEx Corp and BP Solar have begun operations at a second solar system for a FedEx Freight distribution centre. The 269 kW rooftop solar array utilizes BP Solar modules at the Fontana site in California.
The 1377 solar modules cover 20,834 sq. ft. on the Fontana facility's roof and can generate some 370 MWh annually, more than half of the facility's needs.
'The FedEx Freight Fontana solar installation builds on our commitment to integrate energy-efficient and -diverse technologies into our facilities and operations', said Douglas G. Duncan, president and CEO of FedEx Freight.
BP Solar's commercial projects team offers a variety of financing options for its business customers including power purchase agreements, leasing and traditional purchase plans.
Mary Shields, vice president of global sales and marketing for BP Solar added: 'More and more companies are finding that solar helps to reduce their emissions and saves them money over the long run, providing carbon-free electricity to meet their growing needs.'