Bishop’s Orchards Ground Mount Solar Array- Sustainable Commercial Building Options
1355 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
This 360 kW installation was performed with collaboration between Munger’s sustainable energy partner, Independence Solar.The completion of the 360 kW ground mounted array marks Munger’s second solar project for Bishop’s Orchards in 2017. The latest project, combined with the 120 kW rooftop array installed in August, satisfies 80% of Bishop’s annual energy consumption. Energy produced from the panels help to cover costs associated with farm refrigeration needs and the onsite market, ultimately preventing 12,000 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere over the life of the projects.
“As longtime stewards of the environment and healthy eating for the community, this is a proud moment in our family business history to reduce energy costs and lower our carbon footprint,” said Keith Bishop, Co-CEO at Bishop’s Orchards. “We’ve already seen significant benefits from the rooftop system and are excited that the ground-mounted installation will produce over 600,000 kWhannually to push us further toward energy independence.
“Bishop’s Orchards has been using Pat Munger Construction for our building construction and renovation work for more than 20 years. Our extensive project list speaks to our status as a satisfied customer who has found Pat Munger Construction to be a reliable contractor with the ability to deliver a quality product, on time, on budget, and in the case of our retail facility, the ability to work under challenging conditions with minimal disruption to our business activities, while maintaining a safe, neat worksite. We have great trust and confidence in Munger Construction and look forward to future projects together.”
We went directly to Munger and did not seek a proposal from anyone else for this time sensitive project. Based on the results, we made the right decision.
Keith Bishop, Co-CEO Bishop’s Orchard