Sunworks announced a new 665 kW solar power construction project for Togninali Farms, a 3rd generation tomato farm in Stockton, California. Togninali Farms selected Sunworks to help lower their operating costs and advance sustainable growth initiatives.
Reducing and stabilizing expenses is a key component to Togninali Farm’s efforts to enhance operational efficiency and profitability. Togninali Farms will use Sunworks’ solar panels to produce 1,034,645 kwh of electricity per year, which is equivalent to 97% of their annual energy consumption and is expected to offset more than 727 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
The farm’s new ground mount installation includes Sunworks’ Rapid Rack system, a clamp-free racking system with insertion rail technology that helps prevent damage and production loss in solar systems. Rapid Rack allows panels to expand during hot summer days without creating stress points that could otherwise lead to reduced energy production. It features a fully integrated wire management tray with galvanized components, providing ease of maintenance, pest protection, and anti-weathering capabilities. In total, Sunworks will aggregate 18 utility meters as part of its deployment.
Sunworks’ Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Cargile said, “We’re delighted to work with Togninali Farms, a century-old growing operation that continues to innovate and lead the way for California’s agricultural industry. This partnership will provide quantifiable benefits to minimize near-term production costs at the farm while providing a scalable platform for stable and reliable renewable energy that can expand over time.”