Industrial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - April 6, 2021
PepsiCo Bottling Facility in N.J. Adds Rooftop Solar
PepsiCo's bottling facility in Piscataway, N.J. now has a 992,800-watt roof-mounted solar array. The project is part of a corporate initiative to achieve 100% renewable electricity for PepsiCo’s U.S.-based operations.
Infiniti Energy (IES), a New Jersey-based developer and construction services provider, recently completed construction on the array.
In a statement, Richard Tompkins, President, North Division – PBNA, said, "PepsiCo's sustainability strategy targets every stage of our complex value chain to use resources more efficiently, reduce GHG emissions, replenish water, improve our products, and recapture packaging materials. Energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions are key to our strategy for reducing emissions. Transitioning PepsiCo's global business operations to 100% renewable electricity is the right step forward to achieve a meaningful impact as we continue to advance our sustainability agenda."
"We are thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to work with PepsiCo and play a role in helping them achieve their sustainability goals," said Michael Kushner, President of Infiniti Energy. "Working with an industry leader who has boldly placed investment in renewables as one of their top priorities is exciting for our entire team. PepsiCo's Piscataway facility is a wonderful example of how both the business sector and the community can benefit from continued investment in renewables. We are proud to play a role in the expansion of solar energy, particularly in our home state."