How can you make truly sustainable packaging? By harnessing the sun to produce it, that’s how. And Maxco Supply, Inc. is doing just that, by building a 1 Megawatt Alternating Current Photovoltaic Solar System to power their packaging facility in Parlier, California. Just the latest step in innovation from Maxco as they look to become more sustainable, this solar system will offset over 50% of Maxco’s electricity usage with clean, renewable energy harnessed from the sun.
The solar generation facility will be situated on a 4-acre parcel site on Maxco’s property. The PV modules are non-reflective and convert sunlight into direct current electricity. PV panels convert sunlight into direct current electricity, consuming no fossil fuels and emitting no pollutants during operations. The project will 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.
Having built their business on innovation and ingenuity, Maxco has for years been interested in producing packaging that is both good for the customer as well as the environment. Maxco has always been on the leading edge of the sustainable packaging trend, and has invested heavily in state-of-the-art technology that creates containers that are high-quality, recyclable, and good for the surroundings. From initial design to finished product, Maxco’s containers are engineered with sustainability in mind, and this latest investment is just one more step in making their products as eco-friendly as possible.
“We’re very excited about implementing Maxco’s Solar City, as it speaks directly to our mission of providing truly sustainable products to our customers,” says Mark Flaming, Maxco’s Vice President of Sales and Operations. “It’s good for the community, it’s good for the environment, and it’s good for Maxco, which makes it a win/win for everyone!”
Maxco’s new solar system will be specially developed, engineered and constructed for Maxco’s Parlier facility by Cenergy Power, and will include a fixed ground mount design. Currently, Cenergy Power is 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.
For over four decades, Maxco Supply, Inc. has been an innovator in packaging design and manufacturing for the agricultural industry, and this groundbreaking new project is no exception. Though known for their vision for the future, it’s the company’s ability to listen to their customers that has made Maxco a leader in the packaging industry, constantly striving to improve the Maxco line while keeping pace with industry trends and technological advances.
For more information about Maxco’s Solar City call Mark Flaming at 559.646.6700.