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Garden Grove-based House Foods sees green

A $1.65 million solar installation is expected to result in savings for the company and the planet.

BY CASEY GOMEZPublished: August 19, 2010 10:18 AM

Garden Grove-based House Foods America is greening its operations with a $1.65 million solar installation that’s expected to save the tofu-maker about $1.15 million over the course of the system’s lifetime and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by roughly 528,000 pounds a year.

“Turning to solar power is pivotal to meeting our company's environmental goals and delivering long-term customer value,” Shigeru Natake, president of House Foods America Corp., said. “Reducing energy consumption is part of our overall commitment to sustainability.”

Davis-based Blue Oak Energy installed the new rooftop system, which allows House Foods to produce energy during the day and offset the consumption from the electrical grid, saving an estimated 333,340 kWh per year.

In addition to the new solar-powered production system, the company practices a number of other sustainable measures, and it uses only non-genetically modified, North American-grown soybeans.

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