Medline works with PowerFlex on 6.7 MW DC Rooftop Solar installation at distribution center

July 15, 2022
The rooftop array will generate close to 8 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually and result in avoiding 5,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually

Healthcare supply firm Medline worked with solar developer PowerFlex to complete a rooftop solar installation at its distribution facility in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.

The 6.7 MW system will produce about 8 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually and result in avoiding 5,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the company says.

This is the medical products distributor’s fifth rooftop system at a facility in the U.S. The 820,000 square foot facility in Uxbridge distributes medical products and devices to hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, hospice providers, and physician offices.

Since 2016, Medline has invested over $34 million in renewable energy, installing solar projects across several states, including California and Florida.

“We established our renewable energy portfolio in 2009, when our first geothermal facility was built, and it’s been growing ever since,” said Francesca Olivier, Vice President of Environmental, Social and Governance at Medline. “We’re committed to helping healthcare run more sustainably – extending beyond our responsibility to provide sustainable products and services to our customers and looking to our own operations to determine how we can best preserve Earth’s natural resources.

California-based Medline is a healthcare supplier for apparel, diagnostic equipment, therapy aids and more. It works with hundreds of hospitals, clinics and systems nationwide.