Solar panels atop buildings at Hughson Nut Co. are expected to reduce costs and CO2 emmissions.
Solar panels atop buildings at Hughson Nut Co. are expected to reduce costs and CO2 emmissions.

Hughson Nut Inc. has gone solar at its 50,000-square-foot almond facility, expecting to produce more than 970,000 kilowatt hours annually.

San Diego-based Cenergy Power installed the solar photovoltaic system at the Hughson, Calif., almond packing plant.

The system is anticipated to decrease Hughson Nut’s CO2 output by about 730 tons every year, according to a joint release from the nut grower/processor and the power company.

Martin Pohl, one of the founders of Hughson Nut Inc., said in the release that the solar system will help the company meet its dual goals of environmental sustainability and reducing energy costs.