On October 17th, 2012, FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., announced that it plans to install a 2 megawatt (MW) rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system at its distribution hub in Newark, New Jersey.
The PV system includes 8,684 PV modules to be installed on 3.5 acres across three roofs of the FedEx Express hub at Newark airport.
When completed, the system will generate about 2.4 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of solar power and could cover over 15% of the hub''s energy needs.  The project will create work for more than 120 individuals working in more than eight separate industries.
"This solar installation at our Newark FedEx Express hub advances our commitment to connect the world in responsible and resourceful ways," stated Mitch Jackson, vice president of environmental affairs and sustainability, FedEx.
"Deploying solar technologies such as these at our facilities helps us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our operations while providing more sustainable options for our customers."