Courtesy Superior Almond HullingThis four-acre solar power system is expected to reduce Superior Almond Hulling's need for traditionally created electricity by 40%.A Fresno County almond handler expects to offset at least 40% of its traditional electricity use with power generated by a solar system from Cenergy Power.
With the completion of the four-acre, 1.125 megawatt solar photovoltaic system at Superior Almond Hulling, the Cantua Creek, Calif., company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by almost 70 million pounds of CO2 during the life of the solar system, according to the company’s website. That’s equal to taking 365 cars off the road for 25 years, according to the almond company.
Officials with Superior Almond have been discussing solar energy for four years, general manager Brad
Craven said in a news release about the completion of the solar project.
“We’re extremely fortunate with the amount of sunshine here,” Craven said in the release. “We were comfortable with Cenergy’s solar power engineering capabilities, including its experience in effectively addressing end-of-line unstable voltage issues and complex interconnection requirements.”
The system has an expected life of at least 25 years, according to a news release from Merced, Calif.-based Cenergy Power. The company projects Superior Almond Hulling will save $25 million in electricity costs in the next 25 years.