Chiquita Brands International, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is committed to actively and positively impact waste of resources. One of the many initiatives it's pursuing involves a facility in California that holds what is dubbed to be the world’s largest solar tracking system.
Edisun Microgrids, a Pasadena, Calif.-based solar technology company, developed a rooftop tracking technology called PV Booster that is said to be the first and only rooftop solar tracker to meet the needs of commercial and industrial building owners and solar developers.
The more than 2,900 trackers atop the 368,000-square-foot facility track the sun throughout the day, increase energy production by 30% and enhance project economics by 20% when compared to conventional fixed-tilt installation.
“Use of the electricity generated will help Chiquita achieve our corporate sustainability goals and strengthen our leadership position among environmentally conscious global organizations,” says Andrew Biles, president and CEO of Chiquita.