PV systems supplier Conergy is building a 725kW solar plant for T & P Farms, an almond manufacturer, in northern California, US. The plant is estimated to generate enough power to meet 95% of the almond farm’s electricity needs for its shelling operations.
As the general contractor, Conergy will be responsible for all stages of the project development, from planning and engineering to construction of the plant. In addition, the company will supply and install more than 3,000 Conergy PM modules and over 3 miles of Conergy SunTop mounting systems at two sites on the farm’s premises. The first site is on the south face of the hull storage barn while the second site is located on top of a purpose-built solar structure.
When complete, Conergy will provide maintenance services and manage the operations of the plant.
“Sustainability plays an important role for us — both in the production process and in the business in general,” said Sarah Reynolds, project manager at T & P Farms. “With our self-generated, green electricity we are taking an important step, which will pay off for our company both ecologically and economically. Conergy is supporting us on the project as an experienced and competent partner, from construction all the way to monitoring the plant in operation. We feel confident that our power plant will operate reliably for many years to come.”
Anthony Fotopoulos, President of Conergy North America, adds: “We are very happy to assist T & P Farms realize their sustainability goals through this project. Acting as a trailblazer in their sector, they are providing an excellent example of how you can use solar energy to combine environmental protection with cost-efficiency in business, and we hope that many other companies will follow their lead. Thanks to our many years of experience and our expertise in the agricultural sector, we continue to demonstrate our ability to offer the right solar solutions and appropriate service.”