Move further demonstrates company commitment to make real, meaningful contributions in reducing environmental impacts
Dole Fresh Vegetables, a division of Dole plc (NYSE:DOLE) announced the implementation and activation of two General Electric 2.8-Megawatt wind turbines at its salad processing plant in Soledad, CA.
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Dole Fresh Vegetables wind turbines at its salad processing plant in Soledad, CA. (Photo: Business Wire)
Each Dole turbine generating power to the facility stands 499 feet tall at maximum height with rotor diameters of 417 feet. Whenever sufficient wind is present to rotate the blades, electrical energy is automatically generated, 24 hours per day, seven days per is primarily delivered to the Dole facility’s electrical system with any excess clean energy generated flowing directly to the Pacific Gas & Electric grid.
The environmental benefits of the project are expected to be significant according to forecasts. …