Corrugated fresh produce containers manufacturer Maxco completes installation of Cenergy Power 1.107-MW solar PV system at its facility in Parlier, California, says it will reduce operating costs, carbon footprint
August 9, 2011
– Cenergy Power, one of California's leading commercial solar developers, has completed a 1.107 megawatt (MW) solar PV system for Maxco at their manufacturing facility in Parlier. Maxco is a leading manufacturer and innovator of corrugated fresh produce containers in California.
The solar power system, developed, designed, engineered and constructed by Cenergy Power, covers more than 4 acres of ground at the Parlier complex. The system is further evidence of Maxco's commitment to sustainable business practices. Maxco's boiler and waste water treatment plant exceed current standards, and all of Maxco's containers are 100% recyclable. In addition, Maxco uses recycled source material where such use will not compromise product strength and quality.
"Our solar system will pay for itself in less than 5 years," says Mark Flaming, VP Operations and Sales for Maxco. "The system will reduce our carbon footprint, reduce operating costs and protect our fixed costs as energy costs increase. Sustainable business practices are a central theme here at Maxco and our solar system will help us achieve that goal."
As part of the solar arrangement, in addition to the design, engineering and installation of the solar system, Cenergy Power will provide 10 years of scheduled operations and maintenance for the system, including but not limited to, touch-free panel cleanings, preventive maintenance & repair, and overall system warranties.
About Maxco Packaging
Located in the San Joaquin Valley, Maxco has been designing and manufacturing fresh produce containers for the California fresh produce industry for over forty years. Maxco's innovations in packaging design and technology have led the way through many industry changes. Just in the last few years, Maxco has pioneered such innovations as the LTS box – Long Term Storage for grapes, and Maxguard – a proprietary coating designed to reduce moisture penetration, strengthening the box's ability to withstand longer term storage. In 2010, Maxco also brought on line a Martin 7 color rotary die cutter, giving them the ability to produce boxes of the highest post-print graphic quality in the industry.
About Cenergy Power
Cenergy Power, a division of BAP Power Corp. (www.cenergypower.com), is a leading commercial solar developer with unmatched solar solutions for large commercial and industrial applications. It is comprised of seasoned professionals in the areas of power quality, power engineering and project financing.