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Moonlight Packing Corp.

Reedley, CA

Customer Overview: For more than a century, the Moonlight Companies have delivered the finest fruits from California’s heartland to customers around the world. The company focuses on three main hallmarks: quality, consistency, and freshness. In order to continue their high standards within those hallmarks, Moonlight has found a fine balance between environmentally responsible farming and harvesting practices as well as continuously investing in the latest technologies for processing. The true innovation in Moonlight’s organization is within the state-of-the-art packing facility and growing techniques. To ensure its fruit arrives at the peak of ripeness, Moonlight has invested in fully automated, packing and cold storage facilities. These systems require a substantial amount of energy.

SolarThe team at CalCom Energy has designed, engineered and installed 2 solar energy systems for Moonlight, including:

·       1.1 MW ground-mounted solar array with single-axis NEXTracker racking

·       315 kW solar carport with fixed-tilt racking from RBI

·       1.45 MW fixed tilt solar array

 

Combined this system produces 4,829 megawatt-hours of clean energy per year, offsetting around 54% of Moonlight’s electricity use on site. These systems alone are projected to save over $15,000,000 over the next 25 years.

 Energy StorageCoupled with the PV systems, 2 battery storage systems were put in place to offset demand charges. The storage systems total:

·       106 kW Tesla Powerpack battery storage system

 

4,829 MWH per year is the equivalent of 3,414 metric tons of carbon dioxide or the equivalent of

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passenger cars
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incandescent lights switched to LED’s

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gallons of gasoline
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homes electricity use (one year)

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