Rooftop Solar Installations
[EN6] At the time of our first solar installation announcement, we believe ProLogis was the only real estate owner/manager in the United States with a dedicated solar program using its own rooftops. And, we have the roof surface space to make a true impact – more than 475 million square feet across North America, Europe and Asia.
In 2008, ProLogis partnered with two large utilities for rooftop solar installations: Southern California Edison (SCE) and Portland General Electric (PGE). In March of 2008, ProLogis entered into an agreement with SCE, the largest electric utility in California, to lease more than 600,000 square feet of roof space at ProLogis' Kaiser Distribution Park in Fontana, California, to power a 2.44 megawatt (MW) installation. In December of 2008, the installation was completed and the power turned on.
In October, ProLogis signed its second rooftop solar lease with PGE, a vertically integrated electric utility in Oregon, for a 1.1 MW installation. The solar power system has been installed on three ProLogis distribution centers in the Portland area, the largest of which is a 518 kilowatt (kW) installation at a 246,000-square-foot distribution facility located at ProLogis Park PDX in northeast Portland. The remaining 577 kW has been installed on two separate ProLogis distribution centers at ProLogis Park PDX Corporate Center East, located nearby. Construction on the project was completed in December 2008, with the electricity turned on in January 2009.