Taylor Farms turns on 8,204 solar panel system in Tracy
October 10, 2017
• . Its largest solar installation to date
• . Will supply 67 percent of the plant's energy needs
Taylor Farms solar installation in Tracy
(Taylor Farms photo)
Packaged salad maker Taylor Farms says it has completed its largest solar power installation to date.
Located at Taylor Farms Pacific in Tracy, the new solar array spans over 300,000 square feet and will power 67 percent of the facility's energy needs.
According to the company, the 8,204 panel installation spans 7.5 acres of rooftop space, making it the largest private solar panel array in San Joaquin County. The system provides 2.256 megawatts of direct current power to the facility. Annually, the panels will produce 3,697,800 kWh and reduce C02 emissions by 2,752 metric tons.
Since 2012, Taylor Farms has invested in eight major projects in North America including, solar, wind, fuel cells and cogeneration. The company has installed five solar arrays at facilities in Texas, Tennessee and three facilities in California, which together generate 8.4 Million kWh/year.
Taylor Farms Pacific employs over 1,300.