Why Solar for Food Processors in California Makes Sense

Did you know solar technology costs have fallen by more than 50% since 2015?

As the price of solar technology continues to fall, it’s worth taking a second look at solar for food processors in California. With one of the sunniest climates in the country, and among the nation’s highest electricity rates, solar energy can pay for itself in just a few years. Companies can buy or lease solar power systems, getting started with little or no out-of-pocket expenses and immediately lowering and stabilizing electricity costs. Lease-to-own programs are also available, offering long-term energy independence.

Processing Profits

Food processing facilities are subject to some of the same cost uncertainties faced by farmers and growers. Weather and yields impact the cost of raw materials and the pricing of end products; and fluctuating energy costs add another element of unpredictability. Solar energy, with a 30 percent federal tax credit and financing available with as little as $0 down, can help food processors increase cash flow and bring much needed predictability to electricity costs.

ROI for Solar Energy

With high energy prices, abundant sunshine, falling solar technology prices, and state and federal financial incentives, the return on investment (ROI) for solar energy in California keeps getting better. It’s not unusual for agriculture and food processing businesses to recoup their investment in solar energy in as little as five years, giving them a stable energy expenditure during that time, and energy independence for the long-term future.

Financing Options

We will review a portfolio of solar financing options with you; specifically designed so that you can pick the right option for your business. Companies can buy or lease solar power systems, getting started with little or no out-of-pocket expenses and immediately lowering and stabilizing electricity costs. Lease-to-own programs are also available, offering long-term energy independence.

Trusted To Do Things Right

Rooftop, ground-mounted and carport solar energy systems for food processing facilities can be large, complex projects that require expert design, construction and maintenance. With food production on the line, downtime is not an option. Coldwell Solar is well-known for building the most reliable, productive solar energy systems for any agricultural business. Food processors throughout California trust Coldwell Solar with their solar energy needs.

Solar Power for GoldRiver in Escalon, CA

GoldRiver Orchards in Escalon, California, is among the oldest and largest walnut processing businesses in the state. On its 100+ year journey, the company has invested in technology to maximize efficiency and remain competitive with suppliers with lower operating costs. The family business that started in the early 20th century is now a global provider of walnuts, exporting products to markets in the Far East, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and South America.

“We operate in a state with one of the highest labor rates in the country. The way we’re able to compete is through automation. Automation requires energy.”

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Food processors and packing houses throughout California trust Coldwell Solar to build the most reliable and most durable solar installations specifically designed to perform in agricultural environments.

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