SunWest Fruit Company

project overview

At the height of the summer season, fruit packinghouses run multiple shifts from dawn-to-midnight. They demand huge amounts of electricity and that can give executives sleepless nights. That was the situation for Martin Britz, President, and Dean Thonesen, Vice President, of SunWest Fruit Company in Parlier, California.

The Results

Britz reported that SunWest is already seeing great results from their investment. “We are already seeing the benefits of solar each month on the electric bills. In fact, we were so happy with the results and the savings that we are adding a 2-megawatt project that will add 6,360 more solar panels. This will bring our total offset of electricity to 72% and will be one of the largest privately owned systems in the Valley.”

30 yr. Average Rate of Return 23.6%
Kilowatt Hours 3,922,600 KWh
2.9 MW
Roof Mount
3,922,600 kWh
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