Uesugi Farms Grows Existing Solar Solution and Savings with Vista Solar

From harvesting the land to harvesting the Sun

Santa Clara, California, UNITED STATES

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uesugi Farms, headquartered in Gilroy, California, recently decided to grow and expand their solar solution with Vista Solar. Building on their previous Vista Solar installation that was completed in 2013, Uesugi Farms will be adding to their 792kW solution with an additional 594kW, bringing their total solution to 1.386mW!

Pete Aiello, the general manager of Uesugi Farms, stated that "just in the first year, we've saved about $115,000…with the savings, we've been able to allocate money to other capital projects, including our cooling operation, ice injector, additions to our packing facility, and another couple pieces of equipment including two large forklifts." As a result of the business expansion, Uesugi Farms looked into growing the current solar solution to accommodate the new energy demands and increase savings.

Mr. Aiello comments that "Vista Solar has met every single expectation we have had, if not exceeding every single expectation. They've done what they said they were going to do, and we know we can count on them for help for the next 20 years to ensure that the system keeps on producing clean solar energy."

Vista Solar is excited to once again collaborate with Mr. Aiello and Uesugi Farms. It is important our partners continue to generate and grow their savings through clean solar energy year after year.

The accompanying photo is an aerial view of the 2013 installation at Uesugi Farms.

About Uesugi Farms

Uesugi Farms was founded in Morgan Hill, CA in 1979 by Joe Aiello and Dennis Humphreys, and is a fully integrated grower/packer/shipper of fresh fruits & vegetables. Joe is still running the company today with the help of his son, Pete. The company currently operates on approximately 4,000 acres in California, 50 acres in Arizona and 1,000 acres in Mexico. Uesugi's list of commodities includes bell peppers, chili peppers, sweet corn, Napa cabbage, pumpkins, strawberries, cherries and beans. In addition to their fruit & vegetable operation, they also operate a retail produce store at their headquarters in Gilroy and a pumpkin patch in Morgan Hill. Additional information about Uesugi Farms can be found online at www.uesugifarms.com.

About Vista Solar

Vista Solar is a California commercial solar electric design and installation firm, which specializes in analyzing commercial and agricultural utility rate structures and optimizing solar system designs to generate the maximum energy bill savings for clients. With over 100 solar installations and +20 megawatts of solar power systems installed across California, Vista Solar has a demonstrated ability to deliver solar solutions that generate dependable energy production and significant long-term financial benefits. For more information, visit www.vista-solar.com and follow Vista Solar on Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter.

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