Conergy Projects Group has broken ground on a 725 kW photovoltaic system for T&P Farms out of Arbuckle, California. The system will power T&P Farms almond hulling and shelling operations – allowing the power of the sun to supply the energy needed to “crack” the nuts out of their shells so they can go into your mouth.
The system will supply T&P with 95% of the energy they use and allow T&P to offset thousands in high utility costs.
The 725 kW photovoltaic system will be divided into two installations for T&P – installed on both the south face of the Hull Storage Barn and atop the Elevated Solar Structure used to both generate energy and store T&P Farm equipment. The two installations will feature 3,024 Conergy PM 240P Watt solar modules and 3.9 miles of Conergy Mounting System rail. Producing 1,138,280 kWh annually, the installations will prevent the release of more than 892 tons of harmful CO2 greenhouse gas per year, reduce energy consumption, and save millions in electricity costs for T&P.
T&P’s existing orchards already help eliminate millions of CO2 from the California air, and this installation will help reduce another 22,000 tons of the greenhouse gas over the next 25 years. “We at T & P Farms made the right decision in choosing Conergy for our unique solar array. We asked Conergy to help us conserve the open ground around our Huller & Sheller by putting the solar array on our Hull Barn & on an elevated structure. Conergy jumped at the opportunity to take on our project, and they have been outstanding throughout the entire process. We are looking forward to the advantages going Solar has to offer,” stated Sarah Reynolds, Project Manager with T&P.
Acting as engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance firm on the project, Conergy was excited to help T&P reach its environmental stewardship goals. “We are very happy to be working with T&P and help them to reach their green initiatives while saving them boat loads of money” said David Vincent, Project Development Manager with Conergy. “T&P is a leader in their industry and a very well respected company among their peers. We wouldn’t be surprised to see their decision to go solar prompting many other companies to follow along,” he added.
As a full system supplier, Conergy Group delivers solar energy systems from a single source and offers all services under one roof.
Through deep-rooted operations in 18 countries, Conergy System Sales sells premium Conergy products to customers in nearly 40 countries worldwide. Conergy supports homeowners, installers, wholesalers and investors in their efforts to “go solar.” With local sales activities on five continents, Conergy has close relationships with all its customers. Listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, Conergy employs more than 1,500 people worldwide. Since Conergy’s founding in 1998, it has produced and sold more than 2 GW of clean solar power, and developed over 500 MW of solar parks.
Through its acquisition of well-established local companies, Conergy began operating as a distributor and project developer in North America in 2005 and currently has five offices, four warehouses and three production sites in the region. In North America, Conergy is both a manufacturer and wholesaler. Conergy manufactures mounting systems in Sacramento, CA. In Ontario, Canada Conergy produces modules and mounting systems that meet local content requirements for the Provincial FIT. Conergy offers innovative products and tailored services to its North American network of system integrators and project developers. Through these activities, Conergy maintains expert knowledge about local market conditions and requirements.