Franscioni & Griva Corporation Celebrate 150th Anniversary by Partnering with REC Solar on Solar Farm

October 22, 2018 | San Luis Obispo, CA for immediate release
Franscioni & Griva Corporation partner with REC Solar on 432 kW solar farm in honor of ‘harvesting the sun since 1868.’

Today, Franscioni & Griva Corporation and REC Solar, a Duke Energy-owned company and leading provider of commercial, public sector and utility-scale solar solutions, announced a 432 kW, fixed-tilt solar facility in the Greenfield, California. Once completed, the solar farm will provide the energy equivalent to 112 passenger vehicles or 79 homes.

REC Solar is no stranger to agriculture, making the company a perfect partner to address Franscioni & Griva’s solar facility needs. REC Solar is one of the leading providers of solar energy solutions to agriculture wineries with more than 30 winery customers to-date.

“We are honored that Franscioni & Griva Corporation chose REC Solar to partner on their first solar project,” said REC Solar CEO Matt Walz. “Franscioni & Griva is celebrating their 150th anniversary by demonstrating their commitment to innovation in sustainable practices for years to come.”

“REC Solar’s tailored portfolio offerings and services helped us seamlessly transition to solar energy,” said Michael Griva, President of Franscioni & Griva Corporation. “With sustainability and clean practices becoming increasingly important, this solar farm has helped catapult our company into the future.”

From planting bean crops for World War I efforts in 1940 to growing pimiento peppers and fresh spinach in the early 1990s, Franscioni & Griva have a colorful history of working with many different produce companies and a wide variety of crops. Their land has transitioned significantly in agriculture usage over the years, now growing approximately 394 acres of wine grapes. Being able to adapt efficiently to agricultural demands is one of the main reasons Franscioni & Griva can celebrate this 150-year milestone anniversary. By generating their own power, Franscioni & Griva can now devote more of their resources to growing practices for another 150 years – and beyond.

About Franscioni & Griva Corporation

Franscioni & Griva Corporation is a family owned and operated farm located on the central coast of California. Since 1868, they have developed from a dairy farm and cattle ranch into a diversified operation. Franscioni & Griva has been able to adapt and grow with the times: from growing grain crops in the 1800’s, to planting vineyards in 1998. It is this diversification that makes this family business so unique. Franscioni & Griva strongly value their long-term relationships with many great companies such as Tanimura & Antle, Dobler & Sons, and J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines and Bernardus.

About REC Solar

REC Solar is a nationwide leader providing complete commercial, public sector and utility-scale solar solutions. In 1997, our founders had a simple idea — create better power. Since then we have helped hundreds of organizations across the United States think differently about energy; saving money, creating predictability in operating costs, reducing their environmental impact, and pushing their business forward. REC Solar offers all design, engineering, financing and maintenance services in house, allowing for a simple customer experience. Our unmatched expertise and quality are enhanced by the creativity we bring to each project. By integrating into the core beliefs, values and community of the organizations we work with, we generate greater business value. Getting solar proposals is easy with REC Solar, to do so, call in for a 5-minute consultation, and upon receipt of basic information including address, energy bills, and the age of your roof, REC Solar can provide a detailed quote. For more information, visit

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