27 Sep '11, 11pm

Farmers Harvesting the Power of Solar Energy

Farmers Harvesting the Power of Solar Energy

If the trend of solar power sprouting up across the nation’s farms is emblematic of the connection between Earth and economy, Trey Pippin is the perfect spokesperson. Pecan trees require a lot of water, and when rainfall is scarce, they must be watered by irrigation systems, sometimes 24/7. In 2008, Pippin realized he was spending $180,000 a year in power bills to run his 2,000-acre farm in Albany, Georgia. He went looking for alternatives, and settled on solar power made possible through a combination of federal and state grants and incentives.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/27/farmers-harvesting-th...

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