Renewable America (RNA) will build a 2.2-MWDC commercial solar project portfolio for Pearl Crop, a food processing company in central California. The portfolio involves four projects across three different locations in Ripon, Linden, and Stockton, California.
“We are thrilled to back Pearl Crop in their pursuit of sustainability objectives while also expanding the reach of solar across California,” says Ardi Arian, President & CEO of Renewable America. “Pearl Crop is an integral part of California’s agricultural landscape, and we applaud its leadership in the transition to solar energy.”
Pearl Crop’s Stockton location is the largest site in the portfolio, and the solar project will provide 86% of the facility’s annual energy usage. The cost savings for this single location are estimated to be 53.2% of the total utility bill. Work will be commencing December 2023 with an expected completion date of the full portfolio by summer of 2024.
The deal has been under development for nearly a year prior to the signed agreement. As a first step, RNA analyzed Pearl Crop’s 15-minute interval load profile and assessed the return on investment across various system designs. In total, the projects are designed with approximately 5,400 410-W monocrystalline solar panels and will utilize ballasted and rail-mounted systems. RNA’s goal with each development is to provide optimally sized solar projects that positively impact local communities, with the company conducting impact assessments for each development.
“Renewable America is known for its extensive solar development expertise and its commitment to the surrounding communities. We’re thrilled to be partnering with them to implement solar solutions that streamline Pearl Crop’s operations and align with California’s goals of a clean-energy future,” says Ulash Turkan, CEO of Pearl Crop.
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