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Solar panels will be installed at the Los Angeles Processing and Distribution Center in July.

The Postal Service will expand its use of alternative energy by installing solar panels on the roof of the Los Angeles Processing and Distribution Center next month.

The installation will make the facility the largest building in the city that generates electricity through solar energy.

“The solar power generation system will allow the Postal Service to meet its daylight energy consumption needs while generating revenue from excess production that will be sent to the electric grid for use by others,” said Facilities VP Tom Samra.

“This effort provides financial benefits to the Postal Service while helping the environment at the same time.”

Hecate Energy Central Avenue LLC, an alternative energy company, will begin installing the solar power generation system in July. The system will be composed of 31,000 solar panels on the P&DC’s rooftop and a carport canopy.

The program is part of USPS’s overall sustainability efforts to support the environment.