grandy-oatsMaine organic cereal maker GrandyOats will be moving in November from its facility in Brownfield to a solar-powered plant at the old Hiram Elementary School, the company announced Wednesday.

The company says its new plant will be the first “net zero” food production facility in New England, meaning it will not burn any fossil fuels and therefore will have zero carbon emissions.

The expansion includes a warehouse for storing raw, organic ingredients and solar panels installed on the school’s old sports field. The solar system was designed by ReVision Energy and will power everything from the company’s computers to its ovens.

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