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Solar for Food Processors

For a standalone or vertically-integrated 50,000 square foot food processing facility, a solar photovoltaic (PV) cell system optimized by CalCom Solar can provide a net economic gain of $1 million over the minimum 25-year lifetime of the solar power system1

It may be technically difficult to accurately calculate the solar photovoltaic (PV) cell system capacity that your food processing operation will need for the next 25 years…yet it’s absolutely vital for maximizing ROI:

  • For food processors/packagers, overbuilding or under-building solar PV capacity by just 5% can mean hundreds of thousands lost over the life span of the solar system

CalCom Solar’s expertise in the Ag industry and advanced energy forecasting allows us to accurately rightsize your solar energy installation for its warranted 25-year life cycle:

  • We analyze your hourly/daily usage against dozens of Ag rate and tariff scenarios, so that we can design and deploy a solar panel system that fully maximizes your ROI. For example, here are just 2 variables we factor into our calculations:
    • We are able to precisely dial-in the ideal number of energy credits you need to “bank” during off-peak times so that you can apply them during peak season and achieve the greatest savings
    • We can show payback on various construction scenarios, based on installing solar panels:
      • On building rooftops
      • As photovoltaic cell carports to shade parking lots, vehicles, and/or equipment
      • As a hybrid installation that leverages both options
  • Most importantly, we can go beyond just solar power generation to incorporate comprehensive Ag energy management strategies that add even more to your bottom line:
    • Ag incentive programs like Demand Response, Peak Day Pricing, Technology Incentives, etc. that pay you to improve energy efficiency
    • Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) that pays up to 60% of the cost of deploying additional self-generation technologies like Digesters, Wind Turbines, Gas Turbines, and more
  1. Projected net economic gain over the minimum 25-year solar photovoltaic (PV) cell system lifecycle after a) savings from reduced electricity expense, b) utility offset/credits for solar power generation. Your return will vary depending on your individual circumstances.
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