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Anderson Orchards, Phase 1

Anderson Orchards, a prominent grower on the Westside of the San Joaquin Valley, turned to solar to a power a deep-well pump used to irrigate cotton, wheat and pistachio trees. Using our advanced Ag energy forecasting capability, CalCom Solar was able to precisely forecast energy requirements and right-size Anderson Orchards’ solar photovoltaic (PV) cell system. In fact, it was one of the first Ag solar power systems to take advantage of the Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEMA) opportunity, delivering greater flexibility and higher ROI.   

  • 440 kilowatt Ground Mount System
  • Nearly $100,000 reduction in annual electricity expense

BENEFITS

  • $100,000 annual energy savings and low rates locked in for 25 years
  • One of first solar Ag installations in California to capitalize on the flexibility and higher ROI of Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEMA)
  • Flexible offsets allow Anderson Orchards to better control its second-largest production expense (electricity)
  • Solar power system produces enough energy to replace burning 15 million pounds of coal and 1.5 million gallons of gasoline over its 25-year warranted lifespan  
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