HUGHSON, Calif., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenergy Power, one of California's leading commercial solar developers, has completed a 586 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system for Hughson Nut at their 50,000 square foot almond processing facility in Hughson, California. Hughson Nut is a market-leading almond processor for the confectionary, bakery, cereal, health and snack food industries.
The newly constructed 586 kW solar PV system will produce over 970,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean energy annually for the blanching, dry roasting, and cutting lines for producing sliced, slivered, diced and milled almonds. This is equivalent to removing approximately 730 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere or planting 140 acres of pine forest annually.
"Cenergy Power did a great job on an initial 504 kW solar project for a related nut hulling business over a year ago so we were very confident in their capabilities on this second solar project," said Martin Pohl, principal of Hughson Nut. "They were a company of their word, which really helps us meet our dual goals of environmental sustainability while reducing energy costs for the benefit of our growers and partners."
As part of the solar arrangement, Cenergy Power will be providing 10 years of scheduled operations and maintenance for the system, including but not limited to, touch-free panel cleanings, preventive maintenance & repair, and overall system warranties.
About Hughson Nut
Established in 1985, Hughson Nut is a full service almond supplier offering natural inshell, shelled, blanched and manufactured almonds. Hughson's owners are committed to meeting the quality and quantity needs of their customers worldwide both large and small. Hughson Nut is headquartered in Hughson, California with a separate facility in Livingston, California where it can meet the growing demands of the Almond industry.
About Cenergy Power
Cenergy Power, a division of BAP Power Corp. (www.cenergypower.com), is a leading commercial solar developer with unmatched solar solutions for large commercial and industrial applications. It is comprised of seasoned professionals in the areas of power quality, power engineering and project financing.
SOURCE Cenergy Power