Kyocera Solar, Inc. and REC Solar, Inc. announced the completion of a 1.134-megawatt (MW) solar energy system at Castle Rock Vineyards, located in the heart of California’s Central Valley.
The solar electric generating system, designed and installed by REC Solar, consists of 5,400 Kyocera KD210GX-LPU high-output 210-watt modules. One of the largest agricultural solar arrays of its kind, the 1.134 MW ground-mount system is a reliable source of clean energy that will serve to enhance the grower’s reputation as a leader in producing high quality food products at the best possible cost using sustainable practices. The installation is expected to have a yearly production output of 1,761,971 kilowatt hours, offsetting Castle Rock Vineyards’ energy usage by 69%.
“Kyocera is committed to environmental preservation and providing innovative, cost-effective solar energy solutions for every one of our customers,” stated Steve Hill, president of Kyocera Solar, Inc. “Our new solar production facility in San Diego, Calif. combined with our Tijuana, Mexico facility, will allow us to better serve the U.S. market and continue our mission to make solar power a viable, mainstream energy solution.”
The vineyard installation is the latest among an increasing number of projects between solar module manufacturer Kyocera Solar and integrator REC Solar. “Kyocera is a strategic partner for REC Solar as we share a commitment to excellence,” stated Angiolo Laviziano, CEO of REC Solar, Inc. “By combining Kyocera’s high efficiency solar modules with our design and engineering expertise, we are able to provide affordable, top-quality photovoltaic systems and energy solutions to our customers.”