1.2 MW Marysville Rice Dryer Solar Installation

The Mathews Rice Dryer is a 6th generation rice drying facility operated by the Mathews family in Marysville, CA. A 1.2 MW solar installation was built to help offset nearly 60 percent of their annual electricity usage.
Location
Marysville , CA 95901
United States
Date Installed04/2012
Total Size1200.00 kW

CivicSolar partnered with the Mathews Rice Farm and Rice Dryer to build a 1.2 MW solar power plant.   The system will provide solar power that will offset more than 60 percent of the facility’s electric usage.

Mathews Rice Dryer is one of the oldest and most established rice drying facilities in California.  It is operated by the Mathews family of  Marysville who have been working the land for 6 generations.   With over 2,000 MWhr of annual electricity use the operation was looking to offset its energy costs for drying rice while investing in the future of both its community and its facility. 

The project utilizes Astronergy solar panels, PV Powered inverters, Sunlink combiner boxes and a ground mount racking solution built around stut and Cooper B-line clamps.   This project is a model for what forethought and planning can provide to help bring about sustainable rice farming practices while generating a positive return on investment.