Fry Communications, Inc. Installs State of the Art Solar Panels | Fry Communications, Inc

Fry Communications, Inc. Installs State of the Art Solar Panels

Mechanicsburg, PA - 11/11/2009 - Further underscoring the company's commitment to environmentally sound energy practices, Fry Communications ( has begun installation of a state of the art photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of Fry's largest production facility at its Mechanicsburg, PA, campus.

Fry partnered with Secco, Inc., a local solar commercial installation company, to design and execute this new solar energy collection system. The system will be in full operation, converting sunlight directly into electricity and supplying power to production equipment, later this year.

While solar collection represents a portion of Fry's electricity consumption, excess power generated from the solar panels may also be fed back into the power grid, allowing Fry to sell any unused power back to the electric utility. In addition, the power generated by the PV system will reduce the company's CO2 emissions significantly. The system incorporates the latest solar technology, using a breakthrough cylindrical thin film design to capture direct sunlight as well as the reflective light off the roof to increase the panel's efficiency by 20%.

Fry continues to explore and employ environmentally sound energy and operating practices. More information is available and outlined in Fry Environmental Initiatives brief available upon request.

Celebrating 75 years, Fry Communications, Inc. ( has continually expanded and diversified to meet the needs of its customers from its campus in Mechanicsburg, PA. As one of the nation's largest privately held integrated communications companies, Fry provides category-leading premedia, printing, distribution, direct mail, fulfillment, information publishing, publisher and marketing services to its growing customer base. Fry's consultative approach, diverse resources, respected expertise, and surprising flexibility delivers unique solutions for information distribution in print, via direct mail, on the World Wide Web, and beyond.