Solar Industry News

Community Project to Help Local Farmers Harvest the Sun

Via Sentinel Source :

Farmers in the Monadnock Region could soon harness the power of the sun - for more than growing crops.

Plans are in the works for a community-supported solar energy project on Sun Moon Farm in Rindge. The 95-kilowatt array would produce far more power than the farm needs, so the idea is to have other farmers in the region buy in. Each farmer would receive credit for a share of the electricity produced there, reducing his or her energy costs.

"It fits in well with our mission of conservation of natural resources, but improving the viability of farm businesses as well," said Amanda Littleton, district manager of the Cheshire County Conservation District, one of the entities involved. "And so we just saw this as a really great opportunity to help farms be more profitable."