SoCore Energy completes solar project at FedEx facility in Maryland

The SoCore Energy subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX) has completed its largest commercial rooftop installation at the FedEx Ground hub in Hagerstown, Maryland.

The 2.7-MW system features more than 8,000 solar panels. On April 10, SoCore and FedEx Ground hosted a solar dedication ceremony to celebrate the installation, during which executives from both companies flipped a celebratory switch, officially activating the solar installation.

“This is truly an exciting day for SoCore,” said SoCore President Pete Kadens in an April 16 statement. “I’m proud of our engineers, project managers and account managers for working tirelessly to deliver this impressive project to a fantastic client like FedEx Ground.”

“This is an impressive, state-of-the-art solar installation, which will benefit FedEx and its customers, the Hagerstown community and the State of Maryland,” said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). “We congratulate SoCore for bringing this terrific project online and for being a leading champion of clean, reliable and affordable solar energy. According to our projections, this project will help Maryland achieve a record year for solar growth in 2015.”

FedEx Ground hosts the Maryland hub’s solar array, and SoCore owns, operates and maintains the system. This operating model has proven to be successful for the two companies at locations across the country, including a 1.4-MW rooftop installation at the FedEx Ground hub in Dallas, Texas.

SoCore Energy is a market leader in commercial and industrial solar portfolio development. With hundreds of solar solutions designed and installed across 19 states, SoCore offers multisite retailers, REITs and industrial companies portfolio-wide solar solutions that provide energy cost savings and carbon reduction opportunities.

Edison International, through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in energy services and technologies, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.

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