|230 kilowatt ground-mounted power system at Grimmway Enterprises in California
“Grimmway avoids the emission of greenhouse gases thanks to the Conergy solar plant. We are both extremely proud and are pleased that both growers and customers will benefit from the greening of Grimmway carrots.”
- Conergy Project Development Manager, David Vincent
Denver, Colorado – http://www.grimmway.com/., the largest carrot grower in the world, is making its carrots green with http://www.conergy.us/. The solar experts completed the 230 kilowatt ground-mounted power system, featuring more than 1,000 solar modules, on one of Grimmway’s carrot farms located near Arvin, California. The installation will prevent the release of around 150,000 lbs of harmful CO2 greenhouse gas per year, reduce energy consumption by 40%and reduce the electric bill by 50%. This installation enforces the commitment of PG&E Clean and Green Awardee Grimmway to advance sustainability, conservation and energy efficiency.
“We are very happy to support the green path of Grimmway Enterprises,” says Conergy’s Project Development Manager, David Vincent. “Now, Grimmway avoids the emission of greenhouse gases thanks to the Conergy solar plant. We are both extremely proud and are pleased that both growers and customers will benefit from the greening of Grimmway carrots.”
Grimmway was impressed with Conergy’s stringent quality and safety standards, adding that “They are as committed to quality standards and environmental sustainability as we are and that’s one of the reasons we choose Conergy as a partner. We were also very happy with the general contractor, SC Anderson Inc., and due to their professional attitude, attention to detail and expertise, the solar plant was completed on time and now produces clean energy from our beautiful Californian sun.”
About Conergy USA
Only Conergy delivers solar energy systems from a single source. As a system manufacturer, Conergy produces all components for a solar installation and offers all services under one roof. With its modules, inverters and mounting systems, the solar expert creates Conergy System Technology, which is efficient and synchronized solar energy systems for private or commercial rooftops, as well as for multi-Megawatt Parks.
Conergy System Services deliver a “Worry-Free Package” for Conergy solar installations. Conergy’s experts not only install on-site turn-key solar projects, but they also manage the planning and financing, project implementation, system monitoring, operation and on-going maintenance of the project for maximum performance. With this comprehensive technology and service package, Conergy offers yield insurance for its installations.
Conergy System Sales brings Conergy premium products to nearly 40 countries. The solar expert supports homeowners, installers, wholesalers and investors in their efforts to “go solar” through deep-rooted local operations in 18 countries. With sales activities on five continents, Conergy has close relationships with all its customers. Listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, Conergy employs more than 1,700 people worldwide. Since Conergy’s founding in 1998, it has produced and sold more than 1.5 GW of clean solar power.
Through its acquisition of well-established local companies, Conergy began operating as a distributor and project developer in North America in 2005 and currently has five offices, four warehouses and three production sites in the region. Conergy manufacturers mounting systems in Sacramento, CA. In Ontario, Canada Conergy produces modules and mounting systems that meet local content requirements for the Provincial FIT. In addition, Conergy operates a Project Group that develops and operates large-scale systems. Through these activities, Conergy maintains expert knowledge about local market conditions and requirements.
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