Solar energy, a clean energy source, accounts for 2.3% of total U.S. electricity generation. Now Ferguson is included in that percentage and doing our part to reduce emissions and evolve toward a more sustainable future.
Since we opened our doors in 1953, Ferguson has built strong connections through an unwavering commitment to our customers, associates, suppliers and communities. Now, nearly 70 years later, it's still our people – and their commitment to our customers, reducing our environmental footprint and building a resilient business – that set us apart." - Kevin Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Ferguson plc
Ferguson purchased and installed a solar array for our Perris, California Distribution Center. This rooftop system will be the first instance of owned renewable energy on our distribution network and is expected to offset 1,305 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. This reduction in greenhouse gases is equivalent to removing approximately 282 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
To celebrate National Clean Energy Week, September 20-25, we're excited to share images of the Perris solar array. SunPower Corporation, which installed the panels in 2019-2020, photographed the finished project atop the distribution center for the first time earlier this year. In 2020 alone, installed SunPower products offset an estimated 15 million tons of carbon dioxide according to SunPower’s 2020 ESG report.
According to the National Clean Energy Week's website:
As America rebuilds, clean energy technologies and clean energy jobs will be critical to getting our economy back on track and ready for an emissions-free future. .....National Clean Energy Week is a celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the very real technological and political challenges, a clean energy future is in our reach, and America is ready to lead the way.
For more information on Clean Energy Week, visit the National Clean Energy Week website.