Solar FlexRack, a Northern States Metals division and a photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions company, says its trackers have been installed in over 80 solar projects on California farms, including the latest 2.82 MW project located south of Hanford.
Renewable Solar Inc. (RSI), an installer of commercial and agricultural solar projects in the region, installed this solar energy system for Danell Brothers Dairy. The U.S. Representative for California’s 21st Congressional District, David Valadao, a former dairy farmer and San Joaquin Valley native, spoke during the ribbon cutting ceremony for this project about his support for distributed renewable energy systems that are providing critical savings for local farm owners.
“From their versatile and reliable TDP and TDP 2.0 solar trackers, to their robust project support services at every stage of each project, Solar FlexRack has, and continues to be, an ideal long-term supplier partner,” says Dusty Howze, president of Renewable Solar Inc. “We’re excited to continue to work alongside Solar FlexRack to efficiently execute additional solar energy projects that deliver long-term savings and energy independence for local farmers – all while creating a more sustainable planet.”
With utility rates for California dairy farms having increased by as much as 54% over the last ten years, an increasing number of energy-intensive dairy farms are opting for solar energy to reduce operational costs. Over 150 of the state’s dairy farms are now generating solar energy and, according to a recent study, California dairies have reduced greenhouse gases emitted per gallon of milk produced by 45 percent over a 50-year period.
“We’re proud to have been able to partner with Renewable Solar, Inc. to deliver high quality clean energy systems and associated cost savings for California farm owners over the years,” states Steve Daniel, executive vice president of Solar FlexRack. “We look forward to working together further with Renewable Solar, Inc. on additional agricultural solar projects in support of California’s nation-leading renewable portfolio standard.”