Fry Communications installs solar panels
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
Mechanicsburg, PA - Further underscoring the company's commitment to environmentally sound energy practices, Fry Communications has begun installation of a state of the art photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of Fry's largest production facility at its Mechanicsburg, PA, campus.
Fry partnered with Secco, Inc., a local solar commercial installation company, to design and execute this new solar energy collection system. The system will be in full operation, converting sunlight directly into electricity and supplying power to production equipment, later this year.
While solar collection represents a portion of Fry's electricity consumption, excess power generated from the solar panels may also be fed back into the power grid, allowing Fry to sell any unused power back to the electric utility. In addition, the power generated by the PV system will reduce the company's CO2 emissions significantly. The system incorporates the latest solar technology, using a breakthrough cylindrical thin film design to capture direct sunlight as well as the reflective light off the roof to increase the panel's efficiency by 20%.
Fry continues to explore and employ environmentally sound energy and operating practices. More information is available and outlined in Fry Environmental Initiatives brief available upon request.