New Jersey has established incentives for the generation of renewable power that can serve as a catalyst for increasing overall business commitment to renewable energy. The state has one of the nation’s most progressive solar energy policies and is currently second in the U.S. for total installed capacity of solar energy technology.Community Energy Conservation The UPS facilities will typically operate during off-peak hours, which allows a significant proportion of the renewable electricity to flow back to the grid in what is known as net metering. This can help to protect against peak demand periods for kilowatt hours which are historically higher in the New York-Northern New Jersey area, especially during peak summer months. It also means that utilities will need to purchase less energy from more expensive distant sources to cover peak periods of demand. UPS’s Solar-Powered Footprint UPS’s initial venture into solar power development dates back to 2004 in Palm Springs, California, where solar panels were installed and are still generating approximately 110 kilowatts of sustainable energy. Since 2010, at UPS’s European regional air hub in Cologne, Germany, the company has operated a rooftop solar farm that was commissioned by the airport and is producing 1.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. In 2011, UPS completed the installation of a 250 kilowatt system on the roof of its Lakewood, NJ distribution facility. For more information on UPS's sustainability initiatives, please review the company's 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report at responsibility.ups.com/Sustainability. About UPS UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.