April 16, 2013 – Conergy Projects Group has completed construction of a 725kW photovoltaic system for T&P Farms out of Arbuckle, California. The system is powering T&P Farms' almond hulling and shelling operations. The system is supplying T&P with 95% of the energy they use and allows T&P to offset thousands in high utility costs.
The 725kW photovoltaic system is divided into two installations. The first installation is on the south face of the Hull Storage Barn. The second sits atop an Elevated Solar Structure – specially designed by Conergy for agricultural applications where farmers can both generate energy and store farming equipment. The two installations feature 3,024 Conergy PM 240P Watt solar modules secured to T&P Farms' buildings using 3.9 miles of Conergy Mounting System rail. The installations, producing 1,1 million kWh annually, will prevent the release of more than 892 tons of harmful CO2 greenhouse gas per year, reduce energy consumption, and save millions in electricity costs for T&P.
T&P's installation will reduce 22,000 tons of greenhouse gas over the next 25 years. "T & P Farms was very pleased with the solar array designed and installed at our Almond Hulling & Shelling facility by Conergy. We had a couple of unique requests for Conergy like installing our panels on our steep Hull Barn roof and designing a suitable dual purpose solar structure. Conergy helped us achieve the goal we had of not using up any open ground on our property. Conergy's construction team, as well as, the administrative team were outstanding in their professionalism and willingness to complete our project in a timely manner. Conergy helped us in all aspects of our solar project and left no task undone. As for the results, we have been left with a very clean well-constructed array and instant proof of the financial benefits owning a solar array provides." stated Sarah Reynolds, Project Manager with T&P.
Acting as engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance firm on the project, Conergy was excited to help T&P reach its environmental stewardship goals. "It was our pleasure to work with T&P Farms, and we are very happy to support their greener path", says Conergy Project Developer on the project, David Vincent. "Now, T&P Farms avoids the emissions of greenhouse gases and increasing electrical prices. Their decision to go solar will not only benefit them but also the environment and the community around them", he added.