October 25, 2010
Del Mar Farms, a grower of 20 different commodities for fresh and processed packaging, today announced the completion of its solar photovoltaic system. Cenergy Power, one of California's leading commercial solar developers, designed, engineered and installed the 354 kilowatt PV system. The roof mounted solar system is spread across three buildings and offsets Del Mar's main energy meter by over 90%. The +25-year system will produce over 660,000 kilowatt hours per year and pay for itself in about 4 years.
"We pursue sustainable agricultural practices as much as possible and we have looked into solar for years," said Jon Maring, a principal at Del Mar Farms. "With the recent expansion of our cooling capacity and the attractive solar economics offered by Cenergy Power, we knew this was the right time to go solar."