Los Angeles, United States — ProLogis announced that it is planning to develop a second rooftop solar project in Southern California, totaling 11.1 megawatts (MW) of capacity. ProLogis has signed a master agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE) to provide approximately 100 MW of generated power to the utility through its rooftop solar program.
This announcement is for the first phase of the master agreement that covers 2.5 million square feet of roof space across five buildings. SCE will own and operate the system. All generated power will feed directly into the utility’s electrical system to serve its customers. As site host of the project, ProLogis will receive roof rental income and construction management fees. Construction is expected to commence this summer.
“Our partnership with SCE works well for both parties – we have flat, available roof space and local construction management expertise in place to support the growth of SCE’s renewable energy program,” said Drew Torbin, vice president of renewable energy for ProLogis. “With approximately 45 million square feet in SCE’s service area, this installation is one part of a larger, multi-phase project.”
This is the second rooftop solar project between the two companies, bringing ProLogis’ total partnership with SCE to 13.5 MW of solar energy. ProLogis now has solar projects installed or under construction on 32 buildings throughout France, Germany, Japan, Spain and the United States. The installations cover more than 10.6 million square feet (984,800 square meters) of roof space and total 24.6 MW.
To hear more about ProLogis’ other projects as well as its renewable energy business model, watch the video below.