Amazon introduced a new rooftop solar energy system at its fulfillment center in Tracy, California, at a property developed and owned by Prologis. With 11,700 solar roof panels, the 3.8-megawatt rooftop installation is one of the largest in Northern California and represents the latest collaboration between the two companies.
Prologis and Amazon worked together to achieve their joint goal of optimizing sustainability in the Tracy facility. The solar panels cover two-thirds of the fulfillment center’s 23-acre roof and will generate enough electricity to power 560 homes. Inside the 1 million square foot facility, Amazon associates pick, pack and ship large items, such as rugs, bikes and rakes.
Since 2015, Prologis and Amazon have collaborated to deploy 23 megawatts of solar-generated energy across Amazon's operating facilities—enough to power more than 3,000 average U.S. homes. Other solar installations for Amazon in Prologis-owned buildings are located in Woodbridge and Carteret, New Jersey.
Prologis is committed to environmental stewardship that drives value for our customers and communities. As of year-end 2017, solar installations across the company’s full portfolio totaled 175 megawatts in nine countries—on pace to achieve 200 megawatts of solar in our global building portfolio by 2020. Prologis ranked third among U.S. companies, behind Walmart and Target, for installed solar in Solar Energy Industries Association’s sixth annual edition of Solar Means Business.
Learn more about Prologis' sustainability program.