FedEx and BP Solar have announced the completion and activation of a second joint project, a solar system for a FedEx Freight distribution center in Fontana, California. The 269kW rooftop solar array utilizes BP Solar modules.

FedEx said that 1,377 solar modules cover 20,834sqft on the Fontana facility’s roof and can generate 370,551kWh, or approximately 54% of facility needs.

The initial 282kW system in Whittier is capable of producing more than 414,000kWh of electricity each year, providing almost 40% of the facility’s annual energy needs and significantly reducing the service center’s dependence on the electric grid.

The two projects are expected to eliminate the release of more than 610 metric tons of greenhouse gas causing emissions.

Douglas Duncan, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, said: The FedEx Freight Fontana solar installation builds on our commitment to integrate energy-efficient and diverse technologies into our facilities and operations. The use of renewable energy sources, such as solar power and hybrids, is a valuable asset to help us reduce our environmental impact and diversify our energy sources.