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"With 9,576 solar panels, Pickett Solar’s installation at SunWest Fruit Company is one of the largest roof-mount arrays in the nation."

Sunwest Fruit - Commercial Solar Panels

We were so happy with the results and the savings that we are adding a 2-megawatt project that will add 6,360 more solar panels. This will bring our total offset of electricity to 72% and will be one of the largest privately owned systems in the Valley.

Martin Britz, President,
Sunwest Fruit Company,
Parlier, CA
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Fig Garden Golf

I selected Pickett Solar because of their reputation. I was also impressed with the time and effort they put into the proposed design. Pickett Solar's team was professional and completed the project with minimal disruption to golfers.

Dave Knott, Owner
Fig Garden Golf Club,
Fresno, CA
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It was a very pleasant experience with everyone involved in the project from start to finish. I would most certainly recommend Pickett to anyone. I'm very happy with the results of my business solar installations.

Ed P.
Michelsen Packaging
Fresno, California

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Fig Garden Golf Club has gotten “greener” since Pickett Solar recently completed solar carports and shade structures for the full-service, 18-hole course.

Multiple Problems

The project was initiated when Fig Garden Golf Club owner, Dave Knott, was faced with several problems. He had huge electrical bills, not enough shade for customers’ cars, not enough shade for the driving range, and an old parking lot that needed a facelift.

Solar Carports

In recent years, solar panels installed on carports in parking lots have become a natural and popular choice for hot San Joaquin Valley summers. Knott felt they were a perfect solution for the parking lot, along with a shade solar structure for the driving range.

Solar Shade Structures, Fresno, CAThese new solar shade structures provide clean energy for the Fig Garden Golf club and shade for golfers using the driving range.

Why Pickett Solar

Knott considered a few proposals, but quickly settled on Pickett Solar (a division of Don Pickett & Associates). He said, “I selected Pickett Solar because of their reputation. I was also impressed with the time and effort they put into the proposed design.”

Dave Knott’s demolition and general engineering firm rebuilt the aged parking lot; Pickett Solar constructed the solar carports and shade structures, on which 822 solar panels were mounted.

Knott said, “Pickett Solar’s team was professional and completed the project with minimal disruption to golfers.”

Mike Pickett of Pickett Solar said, “As a division of Don Pickett & Associates, we are well-positioned to handle the complexity of design-build construction projects that often arise with commercial solar installations.”

Timetable for Savings

Solar Carports, Fresno, CA
These solar carports provide energy for the Fig Garden Golf Club and shade for customer vehicles.

Pickett Solar projects that Fig Garden Golf Club will recoup their investment in less than five years and that they will realize a 30% average rate of return over 30 years, which translates into very significant savings.

The completed project eliminates Fig Garden Golf Club’s power bill and provides new solar carports for the parking lot and shade structures for the comfort of golfers.

Project Stats:

Summary: 246.60 Kilowatts
Solar Panels: PV Modules / 822 Solar Panels / 300 Watts Each
Mounting: Solar Array On Carport Structures
Offsets: 365,845 kilowatt hours will be saved annually, which is equivalent to the CO2 emissions from 29,000 gallons of gasoline consumed.

About Fig Garden Golf Club: Fig Garden Golf Club, established in1958 uniquely sits on the fertile San Joaquin River basin, in the shadows of cliffs that once held the raging river in place. The soil is rich with ages of river runoff. Old-growth trees are abundant and the well manicured turf makes the course both beautiful and easy to navigate whether by foot or cart.  For more information, please visit www.figgardengolf.com.

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