QVC, a global business in video and eCommerce retail, has announced the completion of a second solar farm.
QVC, a global business in video and eCommerce retail, has announced the completion of a solar farm consisting of approximately 11,500 panels. The solar farm is situated on 11 acres at the Rocky Mount Distribution Center owned by QVC Rocky Mount.
Now generating 5.8 million kWh annually, the expansion brings the combined total number of panels at the site to approximately 17,200, situated on more than 18 acres of land. The first field of 5,680 solar panels on seven acres of land was completed in November 2008.
“QVC will conserve enough kilowatt-hours of energy to reduce CO2 emissions that are equivalent to 458,766 gallons of gasoline,” said Bill Stanulis, QVC Rocky Mount Distribution Center General Manager. “As one of the largest employers in Edgecombe County, we are committed to conserving energy by implementing sustainable solutions and reducing waste.”
QVC has adopted many other sustainability initiatives at their site, including a recycling program, energy-efficient warehouse lighting, and high efficiency HVAC.
“QVC is a valued retailer and is a huge asset to the Rocky Mount region,” said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. “They continue to increase their value to the area by exploring and implementing sustainable energy options. We applaud their leadership and appreciate their contribution to the community.”