U.S. Foodservice, Rosemont, Ill., recently installed a solar panel system on its San Francisco distribution facility.

The 1.18 megawatt, 4,354 photovoltaic solar panel system is expected to provide 40% of the facility’s power needs during daytime, according to a company release. The system is predicted to output more than 1.3 million kilowatt hours annually at its peak, or the same amount of electricity to power 194 average California homes for one year.

“Our new solar panel system will benefit both the environment and our bottom line,” Phil Collins, division president of the company’s San Francisco location, said in the release. “Sustainability is a driving force at U.S. Foodservice and we are continually evaluating and implementing ways to reduce our environmental impact while more efficiently serving customers.”

U.S. Foodservice facility goes solar