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LEADING THE WAY
American farmers and agribusiness owners are outpacing other industries in their adoption of solar. REC Solar has built strong partnerships with many of these businesses and has delivered long-term, sustainable value.
REC Solar helps agriculture businesses:
- Significantly reduce operational expenses
- Take control of rising utility costs
- Increase savings per acre
- Offset cold storage cooling costs
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REC Solar Projects for Agriculture Businesses
Santa Maria | California
Bonipak recently partnered with REC Solar to install a massive 1.3 MW state-of-the-art solar system at its headquarters in Santa Maria, California. The system is expected to offset approximately 30% of the company’s electricity usage and is designed to maximize financial and environmental benefits.
Wahiawa | Hawaii
REC Solar was selected for the installation of a ground mounted solar electric system at the Dole Plantation, immediately adjacent to their visitor center and Pineapple Express Railroad. Since the completion of this project in 2013, Dole has continued by installing 461kW of ground-mount PV at their fruit processing facility.
Delano | California
REC Solar was hired to design, procure and install a custom solar ground mount installation on a cold storage facility adjacent to a similar ground mount system for neighboring facility. The project was completed in August 2010.
Delano | California
REC Solar designed and installed a 880 kW ground mount solar system at the Delano Growers facility in Delano, California. The system was completed in May of 2014.
Templeton | California
Castoro Cellars invested in their first solar project in 2006 at their tasting room on Hwy 46 West. In 2012, they added a second solar installation in their Dos Viñas Vineyard in San Miguel, a 61.4-kilowatt array, which powers agriculture wells and an on-site home. Most recently, Castoro Cellars completed a 625kW installation that allows the winery to run 100% on solar power.
Salinas | California
Taylor Farms flipped the switch on a 763 kW solar installation on the roof of its salad processing plant. The project’s 2,250 photovoltaic solar panels will generate one million kilowatts annually. Taylor Farms is now looking to install an additional 1.5 megawatts of solar
Kauai | Hawaii
The fixed-tilt, ground mounted system at the Pioneer Hi-Bred Waimea Research Center saves the facility approximately $200,000 per year in electrical costs. The system is designed with corrosion resistance due to ocean proximity.
Santa Maria | California
REC Solar installed the 4,032-panel array on the roof of the farm’s shipping and packing building. The system was designed to accelerate the farm’s return on investment by maximizing energy production and offsetting consumption when utility electricity rates are highest.
Healdsburg | California
Jordan Vineyard & Winery is now able to produce almost all the electricity they require with solar power, allowing the winery to save nearly $4.9 million in electricity costs over the next 30 years. Jordan’s clients feel even better about supporting a winery with a clear commitment to sustainability.
Bakersfield | California
In July of 2013, REC Solar designed and installed a 1.07 MW ground mount solar system at Vignolo Farms in Bakersfield, California. Construction was completed in January 2014.
"REC Solar is the clear leader in helping California farms go solar, and going with them was an easy decision."
- David Wesley, Director of Projects, Windset Farms
How NEM-A Can Help California Businesses Go Solar
In March of 2014, PG&E began accepting applications for their Aggregate Net Metering program also referred to as NEM-A enacted by SB 594, with other California Utilities (including SCE & SDG&E) soon to follow. This new version of net metering, known as “meter aggregation,” allows landowners to choose the best location for solar or wind on their property and then use the power generated to offset their bills from any of their electricity meters on the same or contiguous properties.