Miller Milling says the new system will shift approximately 15% of the Fresno plant’s energy use to renewable sourcing.
|Damon Sidles, Fresno plant manager for Miller Milling.|
The Fresno flour mill was selected for the project because of the high percentage of sunny days in the area, the size and configuration of the property and the absence of any tall structures in the neighborhood, the company said.
Miller Milling said it will take about 11 months to build the solar power system, which will include the installation of 2,400 solar energy panels.
The Fresno flour mill has wheat flour capacity of 9,500 cwts, as well as grain storage capacity of 3.3 million bushels, according to the Grain & Milling Annual 2016. The mill produces tortilla flour, all-purpose flour, whole wheat tortilla and whole wheat all-purpose flour, semolina, durum flours, and whole wheat durum products.