Industrial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - April 9, 2019
Limoneira raises the roof on solar energy
Limoneira Company, a diversified citrus packing, selling and marketing company with related agribusiness activities and real estate development operations, announced the unveiling of the Company’s latest solar project, a solar array on the roof of its new packinghouse in Santa Paula, California.
“Over two thousand Hanwha Q Peak solar modules have been installed on the roof of Limoneira’s new packinghouse,” said, Mark Palamountain, the company’s CFO. “This is expected to offset approximately 680 tons of CO2 and 420lbs of NOX annually."
This project is the latest of Limoneira’s seven solar installations across the company, which produce a total 7M KW annually, and in doing so, reduce 86,830 tons of CO2 over a 25-year period. According to a company statement, Limoneira is one of the largest private users of solar energy in California.
“This latest solar project will not only fix our electricity rates for years to come. It will produce clean energy that can be stored in our Tesla batteries and deployed during peak energy periods to reduce brown-outs,” said Harold Edwards, Limoneira CEO. “Our board and management have always maintained that it is possible to do well by doing good. We will continue to evaluate projects that make sound fiscal and sustainable sense."