Commercial, Solar - July 15, 2022
Medline Completes Rooftop Solar
Medline completed the rooftop solar installation atop its Uxbridge, Massachusetts distribution facility.
This 6.7 MW DC system is the fifth rooftop system Medline has completed at a facility in the U.S. The system will produce an estimated 8 million kWh of electricity annually with the environmental benefits of avoiding 5,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. Medline partnered with PowerFlex to complete the project.
The 820,000 square-foot Uxbridge facility distributes medical products and devices for hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, hospice providers, and physician offices.
The company invested more than $34 million in renewable energy since 2016, with solar projects in several states, including California and Florida, and its headquarters in Northfield, Illinois. Medline has continued to expand existing systems with other projects underway at various locations.
“We established our renewable energy portfolio in 2009, when our first geothermal facility was built, and it’s been growing ever since,” said Francesca Olivier, Vice President of Environmental, Social and Governance at Medline in a statement. “We’re committed to helping healthcare run more sustainably – extending beyond our responsibility to provide sustainable products and services to our customers and looking to our own operations to determine how we can best preserve Earth’s natural resources.