In the spirit of commitment to innovation, PSI initiated its first two solar projects in late 2012 with the goal of relying less on traditional energy sources.
The first project was completed at a new well site in the Butte Valley, where PSI grows its high elevation strawberry and caneberry plant nursery. The solar energy generated by this installation provides more than enough power to operate the new high-capacity well. This particular well is responsible for watering several hundred acres of nursery plants each season. The extra energy produced by the solar installation is sold to the local power company to be resold to other energy consumers.
The second solar energy installation is responsible for powering PSI's primary cold storage facility that provides both short- and long-term cold storage for the millions of plants that pass through each year on their way from the nursery to PSI customers around the globe.
As demonstrated by these two projects, PSI is committed to the sustainable production of berries worldwide!