Amazon Gives Tour of Rooftop Solar Installation at Tracy Facility

Amazon welcomed guests for a rooftop tour of its fulfillment center in Tracy for a view of the over one-million square foot roof developed by EnterSolar. The solar system on this rooftop will generate 3.8 megawatts direct current, making it one of the largest in the state of California. Panels stretch farther than the eye can see on the 23-acre roof and will generate enough electricity to power 630 homes annually.

"It's a great opportunity for us at Amazon because we get to use our scale and innovation to make a difference for the environment," said Chris Maas, Regional Director for Amazon's fulfillment centers.

"This is one of 50 installations that we plan to execute by 2020," said Greg Michaelson, Amazon's Renewable Energy Projects Manager. "At peak sunshine, this roof will generate 3.8 megawatts direct current, which is one of the largest solar rooftop installations in California." 

Other renewable and cost-saving energy projects Amazon has undertaken include recycled energy to heat offices in Seattle, energy storage batteries and LED lighting retrofits. The power will be used to power the operations, lighting, and support the work of more than 1,000 fulfillment center associates in the Tracy facility.

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