November 25, 2008

Southern California Edison (SCE) will announce the state’s largest photovoltaic solar roof is now powering a region of Southern California. It’s the first of the utility’s approximately 150 proposed solar photovoltaic installations on Southern California commercial rooftops.

10 a.m., Dec. 1.

The ProLogis distribution warehouse, 13230 San Bernardino Ave., Fontana, Calif.

  • Ted Craver, Edison International chairman and chief executive officer.
  • Al Fohrer, Southern California Edison chairman and chief executive officer.
  • John Carrington, First Solar executive vice president, global marketing and business development, whose company supplied the solar panels for the Fontana project.

Journalists will be able to go up to the rooftop to photograph the solar panels. SCE also will provide still photos and b-roll showing the process used to install 33,700 photovoltaic solar panels.

In March, SCE announced its plan, subject to regulatory approval, to cover two square miles of commercial roofs with advanced solar panels. Altogether, that would provide 250 million watts of peak renewable generating capacity, equivalent to building a solar power plant.

Parking is available in the warehouse’s parking lot.