CalCom Solar begins construction of small project at California farm

CalCom Solar said May 27 that it has commenced installation of a new 1.1-MW solar system at Medeiros and Son Dairy in Hanford, California, with the project to be completed this summer.

“CalCom Solar is making solar energy work for us, both operationally and financially,” said Brian Medeiros. “The dairy business takes constant evaluation and assessment to ensure our operation and team is working as efficiently as possible. We’re extremely focused on improving efficiencies across the entire farm. Solar is one of those crucial tools that makes a lot of sense. It helps us to reduce our energy costs and improve our triple bottom line.” 

“We’re very proud to be working with Medeiros and Son, a leader in sustainable dairying and farming, to provide them with clean, reliable, emissions-free electricity,” said CalCom Solar CEO Nic Stover. “By deploying over a megawatt of clean solar-powered generation, Medeiros will take a huge step towards becoming a net-zero, sustainable dairy.”

CalCom Solar said it will be breaking ground on 12 new solar photovoltaic projects at farms in the next two months.

CalCom Solar is deploying NEXTracker technology in this array, an innovative technology aligned with CalCom’s focus on helping agricultural customers increase their energy yield while lowering costs. 

Medeiros and Son Dairy is a family farm located in Kings County in California’s Central Valley.  The dairy milks 2,450 cows and farms 1,400 acres.

CalCom Solar, a leading California-based solar provider serving agriculture/water districts, has extensive expertise in agriculture-based energy/water-use optimization. Its founding team has 35 years of solar experience.

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