Oregon, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] ProLogis announced a second solar project in Portland, totaling 2.4 megawatts (MW). Once completed, this project will be the largest rooftop solar system in the Pacific Northwest. ProLogis has signed an agreement with Portland General Electric (PGE) and the project will cover seven buildings and total 2.4 MW.
“We have made tremendous progress on our global rooftop solar program,” said Drew Torbin, vice president of renewable energy for ProLogis. “We continue to see demand for our rooftops because they are ideally suited for solar installations and are immediately available for that purpose. This increased interest from utilities and investors demonstrates that large-scale distributed generation is a real solution for today’s renewable energy needs.”
This is the second rooftop solar project between the two companies, bringing ProLogis’ total partnership with PGE to 3.5 MW of solar energy capacity.
US Bank and PGE have formed SunWay 3 LLC to own and operate the system and to secure state and federal solar tax credits to help finance the project. All generated power will feed directly into PGE’s electrical system to serve its customers. ProLogis will provide development services in addition to receiving roof rental income. Construction is expected to start immediately.
ProLogis now has solar projects installed or under construction on 27 buildings throughout France, Germany, Japan, Spain and the United States. The installations cover more than 8.1 million square feet (755,000 square meters) of roof space and total 13.5 MW of capacity.