Primex Farms, a leading grower/processor of pistachios and trader of dried fruits and nuts, and Cenergy Power, a solar developer with market-leading solar solutions, have begun construction on a 1.1-megawatt solar photovoltaic system at Primex's state-of-the-art Wasco, Calif., pistachio facility.

Cenergy Power was selected to design and construct the massive system due to its engineering and project structuring expertise. The system's design is optimized to generate over 1.7 million kilowatt hours of clean solar power annually over available carports, roofs and ground space at the modern facility. This is equivalent to removing 1,283 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere or planting 274 acres of pine forest annually.

"Being the first in our industry to recycle solid waste and water at our Wasco facility, the decision to go solar was a natural next step in our continuous endeavor to incorporate environmentally 'green' concepts into our business," says Ali Amin, CEO of Primex Farms. "We chose Cenergy Power based on their integrated engineering expertise and strong reputation among Central Valley growers for delivering superior project economics and excellent post-commissioning customer service."

As part of the solar arrangement, Cenergy Power will be providing 10 years of scheduled operations and maintenance ("O&M") work, including but not limited to touch-free panel cleanings, preventive maintenance and repair, and overall system warranties.

About Primex Farms
Primex is a leading trader and exporter of dried fruits and nuts (www.primex.us) as well as a preeminent California grower and processor. Primex is the first in the industry to recycle its solid waste & water making it to be green, efficient and clean. Primex has established industry-leading quality control and environmentally-friendly business practices throughout all aspects of its organization.

About Cenergy Power
Cenergy Power, a division of BAP Power Corporation, is a commercial solar integrator with unmatched solar solutions for large commercial and industrial applications. It is comprised of seasoned professionals in the areas of power quality, power engineering and project financing.