A 1.1-megawatt (MW) solar power system has become operational at the California headquarters of dried fruit producers the Mariani Packing Company. Mounted on solar tracking systems, the more than 5800 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels from Evergreen Solar are expected to produce 1.9 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity annually.

"This is a great example of how being environmentally sensitive can also be financially beneficial." -- Frank Griffin, VP of Construction, groSolar