26 Jun '11, 3pm

California Ships 100% Solar Powered Rice to Japan

The U.S. agricultural sector is beginning to take on a leadership role in the transition to renewable energy, and the latest example is the California rice industry’s adoption of solar power . In a first of its kind partnership, several California rice companies pooled their stock to put together an entire shipment of rice that was not only grown with solar energy (the sun, right?), but also dried, stored, milled and packaged at solar powered facilities. As reported by Anne Gonzales of the Sacramento Bee, the Japan-bound vessel is only one of the twenty-plus rice shipments that California sends to Japan each season, but considering that the switchover to solar power is just getting off the ground, that’s a great start for the rice industry.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/06/26/california-ships-100-...

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