King Orchards Goes Solar with 52 kW Solar Field
CENTRAL LAKE, MI – King Orchards is taking its first leap into alternative energy.
Earlier this week, the family-owned and operated business kick started production on its newly installed 52 kW solar field. The system is located behind the King Orchards retail market on U.S.-31 Hwy in Kewadin, Michigan, according to a press release.
John King, Owner of the business, said he is very excited about the installation of the solar field.
“Generating sustainable energy is an important initiative of ours, especially as we are stewards of the land and our livelihood is so dependent on the environment and weather,” he said.
King Orchards offers several fruits and vegetables, including tart and sweet cherries, apples, stone fruit, raspberries, asparagus, and more, and markets cherry juice concentrate around the world.
Though this is the first alternative energy source for King Orchards, it’s not expected to be the last. Provided that the installation proves to be a worthwhile investment, the company anticipates looking into adding more sources of alternative energy in the future, so stay tuned.