Opportunity

981 kilowatt
solar power system

35%
electricity needs

$110,000
savings annually

True Leaf Farms, part of nationwide produce supplier Church Brothers Produce, was looking for a way to lower operating costs, fix their energy costs, and drive sustainability at their 190,000-square-foot processing plant in Yuma, Ariz.

Solution

A customized rooftop and ground mount solar power system designed to optimize the available space. SPG Solar installed the SunSeeker tracker in a detention pond, allowing True Leaf Farms to maintain and maximize their crop fields. SPG Solar’s engineering team designed a solar tracking system that could accommodate the periodic flooding.

Result

This solar project is expected to save True Leaf Farms $110,000 annually and offset 35% of their electricity needs at the processing plant.

“For agricultural businesses looking to hedge against rising energy costs, SPG Solar provides a bankable solution that is durable, efficient and easy to maintain, helping us achieve our goals and allowing us to take advantage of Arizona’s must abundant resource: the sun.”David Gill, Partner at True Leaf Farms

Solar Power Generation

The rooftop and solar tracking systems produces over 1.7 million kilowatt hours (kWh) yearly, equivalent to powering 160 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 1,363 tons of carbon dioxide annually
  • Equivalent to removing 258 cars from our congested roads yearly