UPS Inc. said it has expanded the use of solar power at two of its distribution facilities in New Jersey expected to produce enough combined power to provide electricity to 300 homes annually.
The company said it recently completed a 1.2 megawatt project at its Parsippany facility and should be completed with a 1.2 megawatt project in Secaucus in the spring of 2013.
“We develop, engineer, own and operate our solar capacity, which is a departure from contracted power-purchase agreements in which a company pays a solar power provider for a set price of electricity for 20 years,” said Steve Leffin, director of global sustainability at UPS.
UPS is ranked No. 1 on the Transport Topics 100 listing of U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.