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Pictured above from left to right: Tony Grinstead, Maintenance and Engineering Senior Resource, Pepsi Beverage Company; Tom Schaefer, Director of Resource Conservation, Pepsi Beverage Company; Curt Hilliker, VP Commercial Division, Sun Valley Solar Solutions; Jeff Rutkowski, Maintenance and Engineering Senior Manager, Pepsi Beverage Company.

Chandler-Based Solar Company Wins Bid for Gatorade Bottling Facility

Sun Valley Solar Solutions has been awarded a 1.7MW solar PV project for the Gatorade bottling and packaging facility in Tolleson, Arizona.

The project attracted interest from six leading solar energy companies from across the U.S. Chandler-based Sun Valley Solar Solutions assembled the winning bid that includes all engineering, procurement, and installation services.

“We really wanted to find a team that could deliver the complete package-from design and installation, to ongoing support,” explained Tom Schaefer, Director of Resource Conservation for PepsiCo. “While there were several very solid contenders, Sun Valley Solar Solutions delivered on all the key metrics required for a project this size. I’m confident that we’ve selected a great partner for this job, and thrilled that the project went to a local team.”

Sun Valley Solar Solutions begins construction at the Tolleson plant this month. The project, which will be fully constructed by the end of 2013, is expected to provide over 3 million kWh of energy annually.

System components include more than 5,000 Canadian Solar modules, along with top-grade stainless steel racking from Michigan-based Applied Energy Technologies(AET), and 3 Advanced Energy inverters.

“Gatorade understands the positive impact that clean energy can bring to the bottom line as well as to the community around them,” commented Curt Hilliker, VP of the Commercial Division at Sun Valley Solar Solutions. “Their leadership plays an important role in driving the acceptance of commercial-scale solar energy, and we’re tremendously excited to partner with them on such an important initiative.”