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Medline announces new commercial solar installation in Perryville, Maryland

Latest investment in solar energy continues Medline’s commitment to sustainability

By Medline Newsroom Staff | May 2, 2024


Perryville, MD., May 2, 2024 – Medline, a market-leading manufacturer and supplier of medical supplies and solutions, and PowerFlex, a clean technology solutions company making the transformation to carbon-free electrification and transportation possible, today announced plans for a new $2.37 million solar installation at Medline’s distribution center in Perryville, Maryland. The investment will include over 2,400 solar panels and is expected to offset 46% of the facility’s total electrical usage.

“At Medline, we are unwavering in our commitment to making healthcare run better and building an environmentally sustainable business by investing in green technologies,” said Francesca Olivier, Medline’s Vice President of ESG. “Our continued investment in solar energy is one part of Medline’s broader sustainability strategy to decarbonize our operations.”

The Perryville project marks Medline’s 11th solar installation and will add to the 60,000 solar panels installed at Medline facilities across the globe. Since 2016, Medline has invested over $34 million in solar energy.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Medline through this new solar installation in Perryville. This initiative is not just about producing energy; it’s about setting a precedent for sustainable operations in the healthcare industry,” said PowerFlex CEO, Raphael Declercq. “At PowerFlex, we are committed to transforming energy management with intelligent solutions that pave the way for a cleaner, more sustainable future. The Perryville project is a shining example of how strategic collaborations can significantly enhance sustainable practices across industries.”

Medline’s Perryville distribution center, which opened in 2019 and employs 650 employees, is a key part of the healthcare supplier’s robust supply chain network. The 1.1 million square foot facility services healthcare providers throughout the region and boasts the latest automation technology.

“Medline’s continued investment exemplifies how our community is a great place to do business in a sustainable manner while tapping into a robust talent pool,” said Matt Roath, Mayor of Perryville.

The Perryville solar installation will begin this summer and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2025.

About Medline

Medline is a healthcare company – a medical supply manufacturer, distributor, and solutions provider focused on improving the overall operating performance of healthcare. Partnering across the continuum of care, Medline helps providers to activate the clinical and supply chain resources needed to deliver their best care. With the agility to solve problems quickly and the scale to partner with providers for their sustained success, Medline is able to invest in its customers for the future and rapidly respond to a dynamically changing market with customized solutions.

Medline was most recently named to the Forbes America’s Best Large Employers and Best Employers for Women lists, and was recognized for the 13th year by Chicago Tribune as a Top Workplace. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., Medline has 38,000+ employees worldwide and operates in over 100 countries and territories. Learn more at

About PowerFlex

PowerFlex is a clean technology solutions company making the transformation to carbon-free electrification and transportation possible. Our adaptive intelligent energy management platform, PowerFlex X™, monitors, controls, and co-optimizes clean energy assets like EV chargers, solar, energy storage, and microgrids — reducing overall energy costs through patented algorithms that maximize distributed energy resources.

PowerFlex is the third-largest installer of commercial rooftop solar and the fifth-largest network of Level 2 EV chargers in the United States. Our solar and storage projects offset 70,000 tons of CO2 each year, while our 10,000+ EV chargers were responsible for offsetting more than 19,000 tons of CO2 in 2023.

PowerFlex is backed by EDF Renewables and Manulife Investments.

Evan Allison
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