CalCom Solar, a specialist in design-build solar projects for agribusinesses and water districts, has commenced installation of a new 1.1 MW solar power system at Medeiros and Son Dairy in Hanford, California (US). The project will be completed in Summer 2015.
In addition to the financial savings, the system will also help in California’s efforts to mitigate climate change. This project will significantly reduce CO2 emissions — the equivalent of burning 1.6 million pounds of coal or using 166,000 gallons of gasoline every year. This new PV array deployment leverages Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEMA), affording CalCom the ability to install Medeiros’ solar array where it can return dividends on once unproductive ground.
CalCom Solar is deploying NEXTracker technology in this array, a technology aligned with CalCom’s focus on helping agricultural customers increase their energy yield while lowering costs.
Medeiros and Son Dairy is a family farm located in Kings County in California’s Central Valley. The dairy milks 2,450 cows and farms 1,400 acres. Medeiros and Son was honored as Dairy Family of the Year for Kings County in 2013.