Since 1937, Michelsen Packaging has been providing packaging for fruits and vegetables — including peaches, plums, nectarines apricots, apples, pears, grapes, asparagus, berries, and more.
Located in Fresno, California, Michelsen Packaging is the valley's largest supplier of protective packaging for growers, packers, and shippers.
Brands they manufacture and distribute include Jiffy®Macerated Produce Pads, Kushion Kraft®, Bubble Wrap®, Cell-Aire®Polyethylene foam, Embossed Tissue, Diaper and Soaker Pads.
They also manufacture Raisin Tray Brands including SUN-DRY® and SUNBEAM®. Plus Michelsen Packaging is the #1 choice of valley growers for Continuous Raisin Paper Rolls.
Commercial Solar Energy
Like other local agribusinesses, electricity bills were going through the roof. Michelsen decided to solve their problem with commercial solar energy.
They liked the tax credits, sustainability, and the quick payback of initial costs.
Michelsen's solar system will take three years or less to pay for itself.
Pickett Solar was selected to do the job. The price was right, they were confident with Pickett's team, and they liked the fact that Pickett Solar is a local company.
After only nine months in operation, the company is already seeing significant savings on their electricity bills.
In addition, they are pleased that without the burden of high electricity bills they will be better equipped to withstand the ups and downs of a turbulent economy.
Total Project Statistics
System Size:446.4 kW
# of Solar Panels:1,488 @ 300 Watts
Offsets:90% of their bill