Friday, May 8, 2015

Latin America’s Largest Rooftop PV Array Built at PepsiCo Facility in Honduras

Article originally published in, May 7th 2015.

ET - The largest rooftop PV power plant in Latin America has been completed by Smartsolar, a developer of rooftop PV systems in Honduras. Smartersolar chose SMA inverters and JinkoSolar PV Modules for the 3MW system atop the PepsiCo bottling plant. The array is expected to generate approximately 4,250,000 kWh of solar power per year and offset 16% of the manufacturing facility’s energy consumption.

The rooftop PV system comprises 98 SMA Sunny Tripower 24000TL-US inverters and 11,702 JinkoSolar PV modules. (related post) It is owned and installed by Embotelladora de Sula, S.A. (EMSULA). The commercial project will reduce the bottling plant’s power costs and will better manage energy price fluctuations.