QVC, Inc. unveils second solar farm in North Carolina
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QVC, Inc. (NASDAQ: LINTA, LINTB), the global leader in video and eCommerce retail, announced today the completion of a solar farm comprising 11,564 panels on 11 acres at the Rocky Mount Distribution Center owned by QVC Rocky Mount, Inc.
Now generating 5.8 million kilowatt-hours per year, this latest addition brings the combined total number of panels at the site to 17,244 over 18 acres. 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 (source: US EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies). "As one of the largest employers in Edgecombe County, we are committed to conserving energy by implementing sustainable solutions and reducing waste."
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:LINTA, LINTB), is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 290 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S ., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 26-year history and the company's website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
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