Company's Investment in Rooftop Solar Yields Benefits for Customers, Communities
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in logistics real estate, is now ranked second in the nation for on-site solar generation, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association's (SEIA) Solar Means Business Report. The report details corporate solar energy use in the United States.
"Our solar plans are very ambitious and include a goal of 1 gigawatt of solar and battery storage by 2025. With solar from Prologis roofs, our customers reduce their emissions in an economical way," said Susan Uthayakumar, Prologis' chief energy and sustainability officer. "Communities also benefit from gaining access to renewable energy and improved grid resilience."
With ~1.2 billion square feet of space worldwide1, Prologis has increased the solar generating capacity across its U.S. portfolio from 145 megawatts in 2019 (the last time SEIA released its report) to more than 217 megawatts in the U.S. and 340 megawatts globally (as of SEIA's June 2022 report). As of Sept. 30, 2022, Prologis' solar generation totalled 378 megawatts.
"Prologis' strong commitment to clean energy is renewed proof that companies can reliably meet their electricity needs with clean, affordable solar power," said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association. "As a leader in logistics real estate and a top commercial user of on-site solar, Prologis is walking the walk to drive the clean energy economy forward."
A Record of Leadership
Prologis began installing solar on the roofs of its building in 2007, generating energy to serve the needs of the building and, in some cases, the local community. For example, in a partnership with the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) in California, Prologis will install solar panels on existing facilities and provide renewable energy to the CPA, which will serve disadvantaged communities by providing fixed-rate, clean energy to local neighborhoods.
Prologis is also expanding its Energy and Sustainability offerings to provide customers a suite of services including energy efficiency retrofits, energy supply management, smart metering, energy storage and fleet charging through its Prologis Mobility program.
"GXO is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our global operations and Prologis' solar offering has been integral to our progress in this area," said Chuck Miller, Vice President of Operations and Operations Support at GXO, the world's largest pure-play contract logistics company. "Prologis made solar simple, which is helping us expand our clean energy program and achieve our goal of 50% renewable energy use by 2030."
Solar Supports Net Zero Goals
Earlier this year, Prologis announced an ambitious commitment to achieve net zero emissions across its value chain (scope 1, 2 and 3) by 2040. This includes emissions from tenant energy use. On-site solar generation will play a crucial role in helping Prologis meet its industry-leading emissions reduction goal. Partnering with customers and communities, the company plans to reach 1 gigawatt of solar by 2025 supported by storage.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of September 30, 2022, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 1.0 billion square feet (97 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern logistics facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,800 customers principally across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfilment.
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1 Data as of October 3, 2022, inclusive of Duke Realty.
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