Watsonville Coast Produce installed a solar power system on its roof that will save the company more than $100,000 in the first year alone.
The 739.2-kilowatt system on the company’s agricultural distribution facility will make the California company a more sustainable business through renewable energy. The company’s 44,000-square-foot warehouse has 450,000 cubic feet of refrigerated space, enough capacity for about 700 pallets of fresh produce.
The system consists of 2,400 SunPower panels and will generate enough electricity to cover 100 percent of Watsonville’s usage.
Company officials expect to save about $120,000 in electricity costs in the first year of use.