Kyle Alspach, July 23, 2010. General Mills Inc. planned to unveil a solar power array at its Methuen facility Friday, the company’s first solar-powered facility in the United States.

The 110-kilowatt array will provide an average of 55 percent of the annual electricity used by the warehouse building, General Mills said.

The solar power will also offset more than 112,000 poubds of carbon dioxide annually, the equivalent of taking 10 cars off the road, General Mills said. The array was designed and installed by Nexamp Inc., a renewable energy and energy efficiency firm in North Andover.

The array is located at the General Mills’ facility at 35 Danton Road in Methuen. Link to Article