California Food Distributor Goes Solar and Saves Big


By Rachel Poling
Originally published on Solar Power World

The new 176-kilowatt (kW) solar system at Tiao Peng Trading, Inc. in Hayward, CA will eliminate the company’s steep electric bills and yield approximately $2 million in savings over the life of the system. More benefits include:

  • Cash purchase with a 2.9 year payback
  • Offsets over 99.5% of electricity usage
  • Generates 285,874 kWh annually
  • Offsets over 200 tons of carbon emissions yearly, the equivalent of powering 27 homes each year.

Designed and installed by Vista Solar, the ballasted rooftop array took about three weeks to complete, and covers 40% of the 65,000 square foot rooftop. The equipment used includes high-efficiency Suniva 325 watt modules, SMA Tripower inverters and a Unirac mounting system.

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