“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

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