PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America Modesto, Calif., manufacturing facility has installed a cylindrical solar photovoltaic system from Solyndra on its rooftop. The 1 MW system is the largest Solyndra installation in the U.S., according to the companies.
The project consists of approximately 5,600 panels, covering 247,000 square feet, and was completed in eight weeks. Peak production will reduce the plant's electricity use from outside sources by 25%.
The system was installed with the support of Panelized Structures and Pacific Solar Energy. It is the second solar project at the manufacturing facility.