Veg-Fresh Farms Installs New Solar System at Corona, California Distribution Center
CORONA, CA - In an effort to significantly reduce the company’s carbon footprint, Veg-Fresh Farms has completed its installation of a new 1 megawatt solar photovoltaic system that may offset over 42,000 tons of CO2.
“When we built our headquarters and distribution facility from the ground up, we knew we wanted to make it as green as possible, completing this solar panel project this month is another step in our vision for our company,” explains Adam Cancellieri, Partner at Veg-Fresh Farms.
The 4,177-paneled solar system that now occupies the roof of Veg-Fresh’s Corona, CA, distribution center is expected to generate enough electricity to offset over half of the electricity used on site each year with clean electricity generated from the sun.
“Climbing up onto the roof, and looking over 4 acres of solar panels that could generate enough clean electricity to power 325 California homes, makes us proud of our commitment to environmental stewardship, it’s amazing how much energy these solar panels can produce from the sun,” Cancellieri continued in the release. “When you see the cumulative positive effect of our investment, it validates our decision to go green with clean solar energy, it’s the right thing to do for Veg-Fresh Farms and our community.”
Veg-Fresh will keep a flat screen monitor (seen above) in the sales bullpen to report the hourly, daily, monthly, yearly, and lifetime savings used to estimated the carbon offset, and every day the company will be able to see the direct results of its clean energy investment.
According to a press release, during the next 25 years the system is estimated to offset over 42,000 tons of CO2 (leading greenhouse gas), in addition to 273,000 lbs. of NO2, which causes smog, over 247,000lbs of SO2, which causes acid rain, and over 16,000 lbs. of particulates that cause asthma.