“The customers love it, I mean the availability of shade – that’s something that they can experience right away.”
– Dennis Barr, Manager of Real Estate, Fry’s Food Store
Fry’s Food Stores (a division of Kroger Co.)
The Fry’s Food Stores project consists of one PowerParasol™ solar shade structure covering the grocery store’s parking lot at 2727 West Bell Road in Phoenix. The project was the first in a retail setting for a PowerParasol™ providing increased sales, clean renewable energy for Fry’s, cooling shade for customers during the day and better lighting for security at night.
- 580 kW DC system with 1,932 photovoltaic solar panels
- 74,800 sq. ft. covered by the structures (1.71 acres) with 28 potential sign locations
- 220 parking spaces covering all driveways, aisles and walkways