ProLogis starts second phase of its 100 MW solar program in US

Back in May, the company signed a master agreement with SCE to provide up to 100 MW of photovoltaic installations to the utility through its rooftop solar program. Today, the companies announced that they have signed new roof leases for the second tranche of the master agreement that covers 4.8 million square feet of roof space across eight buildings.

ProLogis’ total partnership with SCE now totals 38 MW of solar energy, which includes installations from the first tranche of this master agreement as well as a pilot project completed in 2008.

As with prior projects between the two companies, SCE will own and operate the system, and all generated power will feed directly into the utility’s electrical system to serve its customers. ProLogis will act as the site host and provide development management services. Construction is expected to commence this fall.