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Friday, April 10, 2015 – FedEx Ground Hub, Hagerstown, MD
FedEx Ground, the small-package ground delivery unit of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), hosted a dedication ceremony to celebrate a new 2.7-MW solar system at its hub in Hagerstown. FedEx Ground and SoCore Energy officials joined state and local officials to celebrate the new solar installation along with the 150,000-square-foot expansion of the FedEx hub facility.
The installation is expected to offset between 35 and 40 percent of the facility’s electricity consumption, which can allow the hub to use solar-generated power to process more than one-third of its daily packages—or more than 288,000 packages a day!
2014 was solar’s biggest year ever and FedEx Ground continues to be part of that growth. The rooftop solar installation at the Hagerstown hub joins other FedEx Ground facilities with solar systems in Dallas; Brooklyn; Queens; Woodbridge, New Jersey; and Rialto, California. In total, FedEx Corporation touts 11 facilities that generate on-site solar energy, avoiding a total of 3,145 metric tons of carbon emissions, all of which is highlighted in the company’s just-released seventh annual Global Citizenship Report.
Hagerstown, MD Solar system facts
Operational: April 2015
Size: 8,626 solar modules at 310 watts (DC) each or 2.674 MW DC in total, which can allow the hub to process more than one-third of its daily packages — more than 288,000 packages a day – with solar-generated power!
Energy consumption: Expected to offset between 35 and 40 percent of the facility’s electricity consumption, which will offset five million pounds of CO2 per year and is equivalent to the electricity used by almost 200 homes in one year.