Taylor Farms Retail recently began operating one of the first wind turbines in California’s Salinas Valley as part of the company’s clean energy strategy. This newly installed wind turbine is yet another illustration of Taylor Farms’ commitment to sustainability.
The blades of the newly installed 398-foot wind turbine will help power Taylor Farms’ Gonzales vegetable processing facility. Depending on wind flow and speed, the turbine’s blades can spin up to 20 rotations per minute and supply up to one megawatt of power.
“All of us at Taylor Farms are excited about this new wind turbine because it offers us a sustainable, clean energy generation solution,” said Nicholas DaCosta, chief operating officer of Taylor Farms Retail. “We have installed solar, fuel cell, and now a wind turbine into our energy generation system. These systems are part of our continued sustainable efforts”
Earlier in 2014, Taylor Farms Retail began operating a newly installed solar energy system featuring 2,250 solar panels on the roof of its salad processing plant in Salinas CA. Energy from the panels helps power the plant with one million kilowatt hours every year. In September 2012, Taylor Farms Retail also implemented a fuel cell power system. The system provides Taylor Farms with a cleaner energy system that produces up to 30% less carbon dioxide and uses 99.99% less water per kilowatt-hour than a conventional power plant.
Together, the trio of clean energy generating equipment complements a strategy of using efficient machines and processes to minimize the demand for energy at Taylor Farms facilities.
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