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Almond Processor Offsets Electricity Usage by 90%

“Now, as an industry we are really at a point where solar makes complete financial sense.”

—John Wynn
General Manager, Golden Empire Shelling
SunPower

Your Energy Costs Keep Rising.
Fortunately, So Does the Sun.

Powering your operation comes at an increasing price. But what if you could lock in low energy rates for decades to come for greater energy independence? With solar from SunPower, you can harvest maximum energy from the sun and dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electric bill.

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Almond processor reaps solar savings

Learn how an almond processor is offsetting 90% of their electricity with solar and saving over $390K a year.

“Now, as an industry, we are really at a point were solar makes complete financial sense.”

Reap the Savings with Solar.

  • Today’s ag businesses can reduce operational costs by significantly reducing or eliminating electricity bills altogether.
  • Extend your energy and cost savings with panels that have an expected 40-year usable life.1

Farmers’ Success with Solar



Kapcsandy Family Winery

Winery offsets an estimated 92% of its electricity use with solar. Learn More


Marlboro Mushrooms

Mushroom farm experiences an estimated 102% electricity offset with solar. Learn More


Rivermaid Trading Co.

Rivermaid’s solar installation offsets 60% of the plant’s electricity and will save more than $13 million over the next 25 years. Learn More


DuBrook Dairy

Dairy expects to save an estimated $528K over the next 20 years powering 50% from solar. Learn More

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Kapcsandy Family Winery


Winery offsets 92% of its electricity use with solar.

Location: Yountville, CA
Installation Partner: Sunlight Electric
Principal Product: Wine
Total System Size: 108 kW
Installation Type: Rooftop
First-year Savings: $39,000
Savings over 20 Years: $826,000
Electricity Offset with Solar: 92%


Marlboro Mushrooms


Farm experiences an estimated 102% electricity offset with solar.

Location: West Grove, PA
Installation Partner: SunPower Direct
Principal Product: Mushrooms
Total System Size: 1.13 MW on 7 acres
Installation Type: Ground Mount with Sun-Tracking Capacity
Annual Estimated Production: 1,783 MWh
Annual Coal Emissions Offset: 1.3 million pounds


Rivermaid Trading Co.


Rivermaid’s solar installation offsets 60% of the plant’s electricity and will save more than $13 million over the next 25 years.

Location: Lodi, CA
Installation Partner: Sunworks
Principal Product: Pears and Cherries
Total System Size: 1.47 MW
Installation Type: Rooftop
Annual Estimated Output: 2.5 Million kWh
Savings over 25 Years: $13 Million
Electricity Offset with Solar: 60%


DuBrook Dairy


The 134kW system powers 50% of the dairy’s operations and is expected to save $527,942 over the next 20 years.

Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Installation Partner: SunValley Solar
Principal Product: Milk, dairy products
Total System Size: 134 kW
Installation Type: Rooftop and shade structures
Estimated Annual Output: 248,749 kWh
Estimated First-year Savings: $20,273
Savings over 20 Years: $527,942
Electricity Offset with Solar: 50%
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