Medline recently celebrated the completion of a solar panel installation at the distribution center in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, bringing the total number of completed solar-powered systems at company facilities to eight, encompassing more than 3 million square feet of rooftop.
Massachusetts State Senator Ryan C. Fattman, State Representative Joseph McKenna and Town Selectmen Steve Sette joined Medline Operations Director Joe Gloria and officials from solar developer PowerFlex at the July event. During the ceremony, Medline was presented with a plaque from the Commonwealth, signed by Massachusetts House Speaker Ronald J. Mariano, lauding the company for its environmental and civic contributions.
Since 2016, Medline has globally invested more than $34 million in renewable energy. Medline’s portfolio includes 2,735,595 million square feet of solar rooftop space with over 60,000 solar panels. The 6.7 megawatt (MW) direct current (DC) system at Uxbridge will produce an estimated 8 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually, reducing approximately 5,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions — the equivalent of energy needed to fully power 700 homes or consume more than 630,000 gallons of gasoline a year.