"With 9,576 solar panels, Pickett Solar’s installation at SunWest Fruit Company is one of the largest roof-mount arrays in the nation."
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,
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
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.
Michelsen Packing House Chooses Commercial Solar Energy
Since 1937, Michelsen Packaging has been providing packaging for fruits and vegetables — including peaches, plums, nectarines apricots, apples, pears, grapes, asparagus, berries, and more.
Aggregated net metering boosts solar for California’s agribusiness
After years of working through the legislative process, SB 594 has finally been fully implemented allowing meter aggregation for solar energy projects. Under this new program, businesses with multiple meters no longer require separate solar systems for each meter. Instead, they can now install just one large solar system that will produce credits that can then be applied to other meters.
How Does Solar Energy Work with Net Metering?
How energy from sunlight is captured by the panels and converted to DC (direct current) power is simple. That energy is conveyed from the panels to the inverter that then converts the DC energy to AC (alternating current) energy.
Solar Energy Makes Sense for SunWest Fruit Company
With 9,576 solar panels, Pickett Solar's installation at SunWest Fruit Company is one of the largest roof-mount arrays in the nation.
At the height of the summer season, fruit packinghouses run multiple shifts from dawn-to-midnight. They demand huge amounts of electricity and that can give executives sleepless nights. That was the situation for Martin Britz, President, and Dean Thonesen, Vice President, of SunWest Fruit Company in Parlier, California.