Opportunity

1 megawatt
solar power system

20%
electricity needs

1,659 tons
of CO2 offset

Los Gatos Tomato Products specializes in producing high quality tomato paste. Solar was the right solution to not only lower operating costs at the processing and packing facility but also provide the market a truly sustainable, high quality tomato paste.

Solution

A ground mounted solar tracking system, powering 20% of the electricity needs from the processing plant. The solar installation not only cuts down on their daily operating costs but provides a long-term hedge against rising electricity costs and a strategy towards sustainable production and quality of tomato paste.

Result

This 1 megawatt solar tracking project is lowering Los Gatos Tomato Products’ energy costs and reducing their impact on the environment.

“SPG Solar provided a real service and has a proven track record. They came in on budget, stayed within the
proposed time schedule and delivered more than expected.”Stuart Woolf, Owner Los Gatos Tomato Products

Solar Power Generation

The rooftop solar power system produces over 2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) yearly, equivalent to powering 193 average American homes annually and providing energy during peak hours of the day, when electricity loads and prices are at their highest.

Benefit

  • Lower operating costs
  • Commitment to producing sustainable products
  • Offsets 1,659 tons of carbon dioxide annually
  • Equivalent to removing 313 cars from our congested roads yearly