United Natural Foods is installing a 1.19 megawatt solar power system that will cover 175,000 square feet of rooftop at the Company’s 487,000 square foot distribution facility in Rocklin, California.
American Capital Energy, a Massachusetts-based firm specializing in solar power project integration, is developing and installing the system.
Construction began this month and the panels expect to be in operation by the end of the summer. The system will have more than 7,000 Sharp 170 solar modules and is expected to provide an average of approximately 1,500,000 kWh annually.
American Capital Energy says that according to industry statistics, the solar power system is the fourth largest solar array in California and the sixth largest in the U.S.