Lakeside Dairy in Hanford, Calif., has completed a new solar energy system to power its milking barn and other dairy operations and cut its use of conventional energy by 75%. The family-run dairy operation has 7,000 head of cattle and a custom farming business.
Developed, designed and installed by SPG Solar, the 891 kW solar energy system consists of 3,240 Suntech solar modules and two Solaron inverters. It is projected to generate over 1.7 MWh annually, according to SPG Solar.
Rabobank NA, a community bank that provides solar financing to California farms, businesses and public entities, is providing the construction and term financing for the solar project.