Capacity: 1.1 MW single-axis tracker system in Huron, CA
Annual production: 2,162,559 kWh
Challenge: Woolf West, phase 1 of 3, is a branch of Woolf Farming and Processing, in Huron, California. Woolf Farming specializes in almonds, tomatoes, pistachios, garlic among other crops. Continual reinvestment in land, water infrastructure, and innovation has allowed the Woolfs to successfully expand their operations. Given these investments, property boundaries were a constraint. The solar power system was to be sited on parcel bordering on a railroad easement, and crop rows limited the usable space at a far corner of this farm.
Solution: NX Horizon’s independent, self-powered rows provide tremendous system design ﬂexibility, enabling Woolf Farming to make use of an irregularly-shaped parcel of land. By conﬁguring the array with the site constraints, the CalCom Solar/NEXTracker design opened up space for additional solar modules, maximizing the energy output.
Beneﬁts: Off setting a signiﬁcant percentage of the operation’s electrical usage, the Woolfs will enjoy projected annual savings worth $345,000 in the ﬁ rst year alone, and 85% of aggregated meters energy usage will be off set by solar. The 2,220,000 kWh of clean generation per year equates to 138 homes’ electricity use.