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SunRidge Farms

SunRidge Farms believes in doing things the natural way. The fruits, nuts, seeds and candies they grow, package and distribute are raised organically to be healthy, all-natural snacks. In line with this ideology is SunRidge Farms’ commitment to renewable energy. They have been using a 99 kW photovoltaic system since 2007, but contracted RGS Energy to upgrade it to a large 559 kW system in 2011.
SunRidge Farms’ 559 kW solar energy system is made up of 2,500 solar panels and will prevent nearly 30 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere over the course of its lifetime. It went online November 1, 2011.
Size559 kW
Production782,600 kWh/year
PV modulesSunPower 228W (1,960 modules)
SunPower 210W (540 modules)
LocationWatsonville, CA
Online since2011
System Offsets*AnnualLifetime
Pounds of CO21,190,49629,762,400
Miles driven1,242,32031,058,000
Trees planted13,837345,925


*Calculations based on EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator. System lifetime is assumed to be 25 years.