Adema bags Frito-Lay contract for solar systems

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SAN JOSE: Adema Technologies has received a contract from Frito-Lay to install a 1.7MWp solar system at a plant in Arizona. Adema Technologies is an indirect subsidiary of solar cell maker E-ton Solar Tech, and are based in the US. Sources say the solar project will be implemented as three parts - a 240KWp system covering the parking area, 25KWp at the plant entrance and a 1.435MWp solar plant.


Adema is reportedly responsible for system design, environmental consulting, procurement, quality control and construction.

Sources have added that the Frito-Lay plant seeks to install a 5MWp solar system, and that additional cooperation from both companies is anticipated in order to complete the entire project. Frito-Lay, a part of PepsiCo, is the maker of Doritos and Sunchips. Adema is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gloria Solar International Holdings (GIH), which in turn is a subsidiary of E-ton Solar Tech. Reports say that a low capacity utilization at Adema have resulted in losses of about US$72 million in GIH during the first quarter of 2010.

In April 2010, Adema had received a contract from internationally known furniture company Ikea for a 600 KWp solar system