Solar - January 20, 2023
Cal-Maine Foods Installs Solar Array at Arkansas Facility
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., a producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States, will install solar at its Arkansas facility.
Cal-Maine Foods has engaged Entegrity Energy Partners, an energy services, sustainability, and solar development provider, to install a 4.15 megawatt, direct-current solar array at the company’s egg production and processing operation in Searcy, Arkansas. The 28-acre solar array is projected to offset approximately 91% of the facility’s current electrical usage and is expected to enhance the company’s energy self-sufficiency and lessen the Searcy location’s reliance on the electrical grid and reduce GHG emissions.
Pending approval from the Arkansas Public Service Commission, Entegrity is expected to begin construction during the second quarter of 2023.
“We are proud of our mission to be the most sustainable producer and reliable supplier of high-quality fresh shell eggs and egg products in the United States, demonstrating a 'Culture of Sustainability' in everything we do,” said Tim Thompson, vice president, operations of Cal-Maine Foods, in a statement. “The team at Searcy is excited to support this project, and to be a part of the forward-looking operational story at Cal-Maine Foods. We believe that this solar investment helps augment the Searcy farm’s commitment to sustainability and helps us become more resilient in our ability to meet customers’ needs.”
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