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US (VA): Onion processors go solar

Varsity Produce, one of California's premier grower-shipper-processors of yellow, red, white and sweet onions is set to go solar with Cenergy Power on its processing/cold storage and packing facilities. The 428.40 kilowatt (kW) solar system will pay for itself in less than 4 years, offset approximately 97% of Varsity's utility bills and reduce the plant's carbon footprint by over 1,000,000 lbs. of CO2 per year.

"We evaluated several solar developers and we decided to move forward with Cenergy Power due to their superior solar value and established track record," stated Brent Rhodes, Operations Manager for Varsity Produce. "After looking at solar for several years, we finally saw numbers that made a lot of economic sense and we can now feel really good about decreasing our carbon footprint."

Source: www.marketwatch.com

Publication date: 3/19/2012


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