Taylor Farms Retail has begun operating a wind turbine that will help power the shipper’s vegetable processing facility in Gonzales, Calif., according to The Grower. The 398-foot turbine came online Nov. 18. Depending on wind flow and speed, its blades can spin up to 20 rotations per minute and supply up to one megawatt of power. “We have installed solar, fuel cell and now a wind turbine into our energy generation system,” Nicholas DaCosta, chief operating officer, said in a news release. “These systems are part of our continued sustainable efforts.”
Earlier this year, Taylor Farms Retail launched a solar energy system featuring 2,250 solar panels on the roof of its salad processing plant in Salinas, Calif. Energy from the panels helps power the plant with 1 million kilowatt hours annually.
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