USPS to install solar panels on roof of Los Angeles distribution center

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The US Postal Service (USPS) has announced that it will install a new solar power generation system comprising 31,000 solar panels on the roof of its mail-processing center in Los Angeles, California. The installation will make the facility the largest solar energy-generating building in the city. Renewable energy firm Hecate Energy Central Avenue will install the new solar panels in July.

Tom Samra, vice president of facilities for USPS, said, “The solar power generation system will allow the postal service to meet its daylight energy consumption needs while generating revenue from excess production that will be sent to the electric grid for use by others. This effort provides financial benefits to the postal service while helping the environment at the same time.”

The overall project includes the installation of the solar power system on the roof of the facility and a carport canopy in the existing parking lot. The program is part of the postal service’s overall sustainability efforts to support the environment.

June 24, 2016

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