SoCore Energy celebrates the completion of a vast solar array at FedEx Ground facility
HAGERSTOWN, Md.--SoCore Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX), one of the nation's largest utility holding companies, has completed its largest commercial rooftop installation at the FedEx Ground hub in Hagerstown, Maryland. The 2.7 megawatt (MW) system features more than 8,000 solar panels and produces enough solar power to prevent over 5 million pounds of carbon dioxide from traditional electricity generation sources from entering the environment annually.
"This is truly an exciting day for SoCore," said SoCore President Pete Kadens. "I'm proud of our engineers, project managers and account managers for working tirelessly to deliver this impressive project to a fantastic client like FedEx Ground."
The 590,000-square-foot FedEx Ground hub, which recently completed a 150,000-square-foot expansion, employs more than 900 people.
On Friday, April 10, SoCore and FedEx Ground hosted a solar dedication ceremony to celebrate the installation, during which executives from both companies flipped a celebratory switch, officially activating the solar installation.
"This is an impressive, state-of-the-art solar installation, which will benefit FedEx and its customers, the Hagerstown community and the State of Maryland," said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). "We congratulate SoCore for bringing this terrific project online and for being a leading champion of clean, reliable and affordable solar energy. According to our projections, this project will help Maryland achieve a record year for solar growth in 2015."
Friday's festivities also included scissor lift tours, providing guests with the unique opportunity to get a bird's eye view of the solar installation.
FedEx Ground hosts the Maryland hub's solar array, and SoCore owns, operates and maintains the system. This operating model has proven to be successful for the two companies at locations across the country, including a 1.4 MW rooftop installation at the FedEx Ground hub in Dallas, Texas.
About SoCore Energy
SoCore Energy (www.SoCoreEnergy.com) is a market leader in commercial and industrial solar portfolio development. With hundreds of solar solutions designed and installed across 19 states, SoCore offers multisite retailers, REITs and industrial companies portfolio-wide solar solutions that provide energy cost savings and carbon reduction opportunities. As a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Edison International, SoCore combines Edison's Fortune 500 stability with entrepreneurial creativity in order to provide energy solutions that our customers genuinely want and need.
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in energy services and technologies, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation's largest electric utilities.