Taylor Farms, Salinas, Calif., completed the company's largest solar panel installation to date. Located at Taylor Farms Pacific in Tracy, Calif., the new solar array spans over 300,000 square feet and will power 67% of the facility's energy needs.
"I am thrilled to see yet another one of our sustainability projects come to fruition, and this is one of our most exciting projects to date," says Nicole Flewell, director of sustainability. "With each installation, whether solar, wind or cogeneration, we continue to add clean power to our facilities nationwide in the most sustainable manner possible."
This 8,204-panel installation spans 7.5 acres of rooftop space, making it what is dubbed as the largest private solar panel array in San Joaquin County. The system provides 2.256 megawatts (MW) of direct current power to the facility. Annually, the panels will produce 3,697,800 kWh and reduce C02 emissions by 2,752 metric tons.
Since 2012, Taylor Farms has invested in eight major projects in North America, including, solar, wind, fuel cells and cogeneration. The company has installed five solar arrays at facilities in Texas, Tennessee and three facilities in California, which together generate 8.4 million kWh/year.