C&I Trending Towards Solar Trackers

Arkansas and California, United States

Overview

Corporate brands choose NEXTracker for energy gains and technology benefits 

A growing number of corporations and big businesses are embracing solar to lower their energy costs and meet their corporate sustainability goals. SEIA’s “Solar Means Business” report found that more top American businesses are installing solar than ever before, with well over a gigawatt installed by the end of 2016.

NEXTracker has partnered on more than 150 distributed generation projects in the U.S., including systems installations for Fortune 500 corporations that are seeking the latest renewable technology innovations to lower the cost of energy—one of their largest operational expenses.

L’Oréal, PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz and their development and construction partners all rely on NEXTracker’s single-axis trackers and full service offering to reap the full economic and environmental benefits of advanced solar technology. With NEXTracker’s smart approach to distributed solar deployment, we can turn an underused tract of land into a valuable energy-producing asset for your business.

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L'Oreal

 

This 4000-panel solar array is supplying clean electricity to L’Oréal’s factory in Arkansas and enables the company to lock in its energy costs for 30 years, saving millions of dollars. The 1500 volt configuration is unique for an installation this size and underscores a growing trend in C&I toward 1500 volt systems. Along with a rooftop solar installation on its Kentucky factory, the North Little Rock NX Horizon solar tracker installation will help L’Oréal reach 100% renewable energy for its manufacturing operations. The new solar plant will lower emissions by 1326 tons per year, which will help L’Oréal reach its goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 60% by 2020.

L’Oreal
PROJECT NAME
North Little Rock, AR
LOCATION
1.2 MW
CAPACITY
Scenic Hill Solar
DEVELOPER
Blue Oak Energy
EPC
 

Pepsico

 

Located next to a Pepsi bottling facility, this 1.1 MW ground-mount tracker system was built in under four weeks due to its ease of install. The site generates 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. PepsiCo’s corporate sustainability initiative seeks to lower greenhouse gas emissions across the company’s value chain by at least 20% by 2030; as part of that effort, the installation will reduce carbon emissions by 1546 tons annually.

Pepsico
PROJECT NAME
Fresno, CA
LOCATION
1.1 MW
CAPACITY
OnSwitch
DEVELOPER
Sunstall
EPC
 

Kraft Heinz

This 1 MW NX Horizon tracker system generates over one hundred thousand kilowatt-hours of clean electricity every month for Kraft Heinz, lowers the energy bill at its Fresno facility, and helps the company make progress toward its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15% by 2020.

Kraft Heinz
PROJECT NAME
Fresno, CA
LOCATION
1 MW
CAPACITY
  CalCom Solar
EPC
 

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