SOLAR SOLUTIONS FOR WALNUT GROWERS & FARMS
Walnut growers and farms across California are realizing sustained utility-cost savings with solar power.
Growing walnuts is truly a labor of love. The walnut shell accounts for half of each nut, making walnuts one of the most energy-intensive crops out there. The walnut drying process is also highly energy-intensive. The sheer energy costs involved in bringing walnuts from the orchard to the table have many walnut farmers moving toward more sustainable solutions like solar. Why? Because solar can dramatically reduce energy costs today while putting the infrastructure in place for tomorrow.
Federal and state incentives and California’s Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEMA) have the potential to dramatically accelerate the ROI on solar for growers. But what does the ROI look like for your walnut farm? That’s where we come in. Founded in 1986, Coldwell Solar is the #1 family-owned commercial solar company in California. We partner with growers of tree nuts to help you dramatically reduce (and even eliminate) your energy costs. We’re a family-owned business built on family values. We don’t just stand by our work, we stand by it.
We’ve partnered with 15 growers in California to install more than 6 megawatts of solar. With reliable customer service and high-quality installations, we help you achieve energy cost savings for years to come.
Featured Customer Story
Among the oldest and largest walnut processing businesses in the state, with 100+ years in operation, GoldRiver Orchards in Escalon, California understands the importance technology plays in maximizing efficiency and lowering operational costs.
Featured Customer Story
With you every step of the way.
As your trusted solar partner, we know that making the transition to solar is a decision that impacts many facets of your agribusiness. You need a solar partner who is truly invested in what is important for your business and your stakeholders. Coldwell Solar is the trusted partner for agribusinesses. We know that no one agribusiness is the same. We work with you from day one to help you realize the value of your solar investment quickly.
1. FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS
We conduct a full feasibility analysis that examines your historical power usage and billing data to determine if solar is right for you. Read more…
We work with you to find the best possible financing solution for your orchard and the way you operate. Read more…
3. DESIGN & ENGINEERING
We design a solar solution based on your irrigation needs, electrical load data and the location of your orchard that’s tailored to your unique needs. Read more…
We staff each and every installation with a dedicated project manager and site team to ensure minimal core business interruptions and fast, efficient installations. Read more…
5. PERFORMANCE MONITORING
We conduct ongoing live monitoring to ensure to ensure your energy system is operating efficiently and effectively. Read more…
6. MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT
As a part of our in-house maintenance and support, we perform a comprehensive annual solar check-up program to guarantee all system components are up to warranty specifications and perform to their fullest potential. Read more…
MAKING THE TRANSITION TO SOLAR PAINLESS