November 21, 2022
Toll Fresh Vegetables, a division of Toll PLC, announced the deployment and commissioning of two 2.8 MW General Electric wind turbines at its lettuce processing facility in Soledad, California. This move is further proof of the partner’s commitmentA commitment to making real, meaningful contributions to reducing environmental impact.
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Each toll turbine that generates power for operation stands at a maximum height of 499 feet with a rotor diameter of 417 feet. Whenever there is enough wind to spin the blades, electricity is automatically generated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This energy is primarily supplied to the toll facility’s power system, while excess clean generated energy goes directly to the Pacific Gas and Electric grid.
The environmental benefits of the project are predicted to be significant. The wind project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 14,921 tonnes per year. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the annual beneficial effects of these turbines are equivalent to and offset the electricity consumption of 2,634 US homes.
Source: Business Wire/ Toll Plc
Release date: 11/21/2022
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