Ever heard of photovoltaic (PV) power system for a factory operation? Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo has constructed a system that incorporates a 201-kilowatt photovoltaic array to cover 27,000 square feet of roof space at the company’s Arizona Service Center in Phoenix. Construction of the new PV system begun in summer 2007, with solar-powered facilities to meet the energy resources for running a large-scale business while addressing environmental issues.
Frito-Lay North America is a $10 billion convenient foods headquartered in Purchase, NY. PepsiCo divisions include Pepsi-Cola, Quaker Foods, Gatorade and Tropicana.
PepsiCo has been campaigning Go Green operation while Green Pepsi is produced to go head-to-head with Green Coca Cola, her famous red-can competitor.
One funny fact I’ve learned about the origin of Coke (click here for details): that the first Coke’s formula used to be greeny liquid, and caramel was added to give brown color. Yellow salty potato and green sweet coke, a combination of not-so-healthy but colorful diet? For sure, anticipating the hype of global climate rescue, PepsiCo really knows how to timely manage her corporate image.