pepsico mexico

PHOTOVOLTAIC ventilated façade & photovoltaic canopy


Photovoltaic glazing supplied by Onyx Solar was used in the new distribution and logistics center of PepsiCo, which features two diferent constructive solutions: a photovoltaic ventilated facade and a photovoltaic canopies. The facility is located in the city of Puebla, in Mexico.


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  • superficieTotal Area - 670 M2
  • electricidad generadaElectricity generated in 35 years  - 2,673,000 kWh
  • puntos de luzTotal lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 5,137 lighting points
  • emisiones CO2 evitadas CO2 emissions Avoided in 35 years - 1,203 Tons of CO2
  • barriles petroleo ahorradosBarrels of oil saved in 35 years - 1,573 barrels


Example of a feasibility study of crystalline silicon photovoltaic façade in Puebla:


  • superficie Payback time  < 4 years
  • electricidad generada Internal rate of return (IRR)  27.8 %




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The PV glass is installed on the two main façades of the building as well as in two canopies: one is attached to the façade of the building, and the other is installed in the 'recreation' area nearby.



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The whole project has 670 m2 (7,211 sqft) of monocrystalline silicon PV glasses, and most of the units measure 2,000x1,100 mm. There is a 4T+4T glass configuration in all of them, and they contain bluish colored rear ceramic frit that adheres perfectly to PepsiCo's aesthetic requirements.



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The facility is located in one of the new distribution and logistics centers that the company recently inaugurated and is located in Puebla. This represents PepsiCo's first logistics center in Latin America that has the highest certifications in sustainability (LEED Silver Certification), accessibility (Distinctive A), and health and well-being (two-star Fitwel).



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PepsiCo is a global food and beverage corporation that has been operating since 1965. With its headquarters in Purchase, New York, the company is a merger of Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay, two iconic American brands. Today, PepsiCo boasts an impressive portfolio of products that includes a wide range of popular brands.


As a major player in the food and beverage industry, PepsiCo operates in more than 200 countries worldwide, with over 260,000 employees. Over the years, the company has diversified its offerings to meet changing consumer tastes and demands. 



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Beyond its commercial interests, PepsiCo has also been active in various philanthropic and social initiatives. The company has committed to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices, and has donated millions to disaster relief efforts and educational programs. Overall, PepsiCo continues to be a prominent and influential player in the global marketplace.



RAFAEL-VINOLY“Our ambitious plan for warehouse transformation is a clear example of our contribution to the economic and social development of Puebla and Mexico".


Roberto Martínez, President of PepsiCo Mexico Foods



This photovoltaic integration wouldn't be possible without the close collaboration of Grupo Vázquez Vela | Electrolineras Solares México, Onyx Solar’s local partners for Mexico (both companies belong to the same business group).




Owner: PepsiCo Mexico

Onyx Solar’s Local Representative: Grupo Vázquez Vela | Electrolineras Solares México












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