Medline Completes Second Solar Installation in North America
Installation will help offset carbon footprint and meet growing sustainability goals
By Medline Newsroom Staff | April 20, 2018
Environmental efforts have increasingly become a hot topic, with major organizations vowing to do their part to pursue cleaner energy and cut emissions. Recently, Medline Industries completed their second North American solar installation, a project designed to help meet the organization’s growing sustainability goals.
The 1.1 Megawatt system in Rialto, Calif. is estimated to generate power equivalent to 75 percent of the one million square foot facility’s usage, significantly offsetting Medline’s dependency on the grid. 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.
By using solar energy, environmental benefits are equivalent to saving nearly 92,000 gallons of gasoline a year or planting 772 acres of trees annually.
Similar to their first collaboration in Tracy, Calif., Medline partnered with EnterSolar, a national developer of solar programs for the commercial marketplace on the design, engineering, and installation of the system. EnterSolar also will oversee the operations and maintenance of the system.
Medline opened its first solar installation in July of 2016 at its distribution center in Aisai, Japan, and also has systems in Australia and Germany.