ProLogis and South California Edison (SCE) have continued their partnership for the production of an 11.1MW rooftop solar project. Installation will begin on ProLogis roofs after final permitting and other necessary approvals and engineering studies are completed to establish distribution circuit readiness. Construction is expected to begin 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.”
In accordance with the two company’s initial signed master agreement, ProLogis will supply SCE with around 100MW of generated power through the utility’s rooftop solar program. This installation will be the first phase, which will cover 2.5 million square feet of roof space across five buildings. SCE will own and operate the system, while ProLogis receives roof rental income and construction management fees.
Since SCE’s solar stations are connected directly to the neighbourhood grid, the solar power generated from the rooftop installations will go to all customers. This project marks the company’s second collaboration on rooftop solar projects for a combined total of 13.5MW. It is expected that panel installation will start this year on the first ProLogis roofs in the agreement: four structures in the Ontario Airport complex and one in the Redlands Distribution Center.