Clark Pacific taps arrays on fast track to renewable energy-powered plants

Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff 

A top player in West Coast precast, prestressed concrete production and related design-build work, Clark Pacific has entered a partnership with NewGen Energy that will see solar array installations meeting nearly 100 percent of electricity requirements across three California concrete operations. Enlisting the Loomis, Calif. array engineer and installation services provider in pursuit of renewable energy sourcing, Clark Pacific management notes, “marks a significant leap forward in [our] long-standing commitment to a more sustainable future.”

Clark Pacific Woodland plant draws from adjacent solar panel array. Photo: Clark Pacific

“From products and services to operations, we’ve prioritized initiatives to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and will continue seeking opportunities to increase sustainability and make a positive impact on our communities, the environment and the economy,” affirms Clark Pacific President Geene Alhady. 

The solar arrays, which NewGen Energy began installing at Clark Pacific’s Adelanto and Fontana (southern California) and Woodland (northern California) plants in December 2021, will be fully operational in Q4 2022. Upon completion, Clark Pacific’s use of solar energy will offset the annual emissions impact of nearly 15,000 passenger vehicles, or the energy consumption of 8,200 single-family homes per year. Over 25 years, the move to solar stands to save upwards of $20 million in electricity outlays, which can be reinvested into the company and its sustainability efforts.

“Energy is one the highest operating costs, and with continual rate increases, can impact a company’s bottom line at a staggering rate,” observes NewGen Energy President Abe Emard. “We are excited to take part in Clark Pacific’s path to carbon reduction and deliver tailored renewable energy systems that accelerate the company’s energy independence.”

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