REC Solar activated a 1 MW solar energy system for Windset Farms, a greenhouse grower in Santa Barbara County, California.
REC Solar installed the 4,032-panel array on the roof of the farm’s shipping and packing building. The system was designed to maximize energy production and offset peak demand. REC Solar installed a custom racking system combining flush-mounted panels on the western roof face and southern-tilted panels on the eastern roof face to receive optimal sun exposure. The racking system does not penetrate the roof, which will minimize long-term maintenance costs.
The family-run, 128-acre facility grows many varieties of tomatoes and cucumbers for national retailers.
In addition to Windset Farms, REC Solar has installed solar systems for large and small growers throughout the state, including Pandol, Vignolo Farms, Castlerock Vineyards, Delano Growers, Peter Rabbit Farms and Amaral Ranches. The company recently acquired Stellar Energy and expanded operations in the agricultural market. REC Solar offers a streamlined PPA that simplifies the financing process to help farms and other businesses go solar with no money down.