California Dairy Farm Offsets 85% of Energy Consumption with SMA Inverters

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Sunvalley Solar recently completed a 2.2 MW solar project on Wreden Ranch, a dairy farm located south of Fresno in Hanford, California. A total of 58 SMA Sunny Tripower inverters, together with 6,920 Canadian Solar panels, were deployed on 12 acres of land.

“Reliability is our top concern when choosing parts for agricultural projects. SMA has a reputation for great customer service and reliable products,” said Mehmet Cercioglu, general manager of Sunvalley Solar.

The system uses the Sunny Tripower 30000TL-US, the ideal inverter for designing a system with power, efficiency and flexibility.

This installation is an addition to a 1.1 MW project that was commissioned on Wreden Ranch in 2015. In total, the 3.3 MW solar array is the largest, privately-owned PV system on a California dairy farm.

The solar energy provided from the system will offset around 85% of the farm’s electricity consumption.

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