San Pedro Sula, Honduras - Commercial PV System

Largest rooftop PV system in Latin America

20 percent self-consumption covered

PepsiCo, a world leading food and beverage company has installed solar at its Honduran bottling plant in order to reduce power costs; better manage energy price fluctuations; be a more competitive, socially responsible company; and positively impact the environment by reducing its carbon footprint.

Smartsolar, a leading developer of rooftop PV systems in Honduras designed and installed the 3 MW rooftop power plant in San Pedro Sula in Honduras with 98 SMA Sunny Tripower 24000TL-US inverters. The installation spans 366,000 square-feet of the bottling plant’s rooftop. Its annually power generation is enough to offset 20 percent of the manufacturing facility’s energy consumption and provides the equivalent of planting 4.7 million trees to offset carbon emissions.

Commissioning
2015

Nominal power
3 MW

Annual yield
4,252,423 MWh

System technology
Modules from Jinko Solar
98 SMA Sunny Tripower 24000TL-US

Self-consumption covered by PV
About 20 percent

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