Medline has completed the second in a series of solar installations being undertaken to meet the organization’s growing sustainability goals. The 1.1-MW system in Rialto, California, is estimated to generate power equivalent to 75% of that facility’s usage, significantly offsetting Medline’s dependency on the grid. EnterSolar, a national developer of solar programs for the commercial marketplace, worked with Medline to structure the design, engineering, and installation of the system, and will oversee the operations and maintenance of the system.
The power derived from more than 3,152 rooftop solar panels will provide meaningful environmental benefits for Medline, Rialto and the greater Southern California community at large.
“For generations, Medline has worked shoulder to shoulder with healthcare customers to improve patient care. Corporate social responsibility helps us extend that impact even further by connecting the dots across the company and into the communities where we live, work and serve,” says Francesca Olivier, corporate social responsibility manager, Medline.
The completion of the Rialto facility system comes just one year after the completion of the first of two systems being installed at Medline’s Tracy, California, distribution center. Medline is working with EnterSolar to add additional solar capacity to that facility, following a year of successful power generation.
“EnterSolar is proud to work with organizations of all sizes and missions. We’re exceptionally pleased to work with those organizations that demonstrate their commitment to sustainability in all of the regions they serve, and as such, we’re proud to partner with Medline to expand solar across their national portfolio,” said Peyton Boswell, managing director, EnterSolar.
Medline opened its first solar installation in July of 2016 at its distribution center in Aisai, Japan. On days with optimal conditions the 1,665 solar panels generate the majority of the energy needed to power the building, with the excess going back to the grid. The company also has systems in Australia, Germany and California and is working with EnterSolar to vet additional locations.
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