April 4, 2011
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. RJO Produce Marketing - the nation’s leading year-round summer fruit specialists - has installed a 26 kilowatt (kw) solar energy system at its corporate headquarters in Fresno, CA. AAA Solar designed and installed the system which will allow RJO to generate more than 80% of its own power.
Robert O’Rourke, Vice President at RJO, commented, “We are in a renewable “green industry” and depend on the long warm summers and ideal climates to grow the finest summer fruits on the planet. Our goal has always been to operate at maximum efficiencies. It really defines who we are and allows us to deliver what our customers expect. We see our solar installation not only as a way to reduce our carbon footprint, but as a win-win for our employees, customers and the local community.”
The system’s environmental impact is equivalent to offsetting 30 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), recycling 507,312 million cans of soda, planting 2.6 acres of trees and taking 3 cars off the road every year.