27,000 Solar Panels for Leading Vegetable Production Company

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Seabrook Farms has signed a 15-year agreement to have over 21 acres of solar panel systems installed and maintained on its facility in southern New Jersey.

With each solar panel producing about 230 watts of electricity, the project will generate approximately 6.1MW of energy annually. That would be about enough to supply 785 homes with electricity each year.

Wes Seabrook, vice president of engineering for Seabrook Farms, was outright in saying that the company made this decision largely for economic reasons: “We did it for energy savings and cost reduction.” Seabrook Farms will save about $300,000 a year as a result of the installation. You may not think of New Jersey as a solar hotspot, but it actually has some of the best financial incentives in the nation for going solar.

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Seabrook Farms, a “third generation family owned and operated business, specializing in vegetable growth and processing,” signed the agreement with SBS Energy Partners, LLC, which is owned and operated by Energenic.

Essentially, the solar panels will be used to generate electricity for the company’s vegetable processing and freezing. The company freezes about 150 million pounds of vegetables every year.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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