How can you make truly sustainable packaging? By harnessing the sun to produce it, that’s how. And Maxco is doing just that, by building a 1 Megawatt Photovoltaic Solar System to power our packaging facility in Parlier. This system will offset over 50% of Maxco’s electricity usage with clean, renewable energy from the sun.

The solar generation facility will be situated on 4 acres of Maxco’s property. The PV modules are non-reflective and convert sunlight into direct current electricity, consuming no fossil fuels and emitting no pollutants during operations. The project is expected to produce approximately 1,684,070 kWh AC per year, which is the equivalent offset of about 1,209 metric tons of CO2. In addition, the project is completely sound-free, so it will have no impact on the neighborhood.

Maxco’s new solar system will be specially developed, engineered and constructed for Maxco’s Parlier facility by Cenergy Power one of the leading solar developers in California’s $3.3 billion Solar Initiative program.  With respect to projects reserved under CSI, Cenergy Power is one of the top solar developers for projects above 100 KW DC (excluding government and non-profit projects) in the Central Valley.