26 Jul '13, 11pm

Interesting read..."US Ranchers Roundup the Power of the Sun" #solar #energy

Ranchers are herding more than sheep and cattle — they’re rounding up the power of the sun. Farmers too are harvesting the sun's rays to increase their energy independence and power their farming operations. In Cottonwood, Calif., rancher Bill Gibson installed solar panels to generate energy for his 1,000-acre ranch. Though a majority of the family’s power is derived from their 44 solar panels, the Gibsons are still connected to the grid through a PG&E receiver, which can provide backup power if needed. The solar energy is used to offset the Gibsons’ $250 monthly energy bill, which covers the air conditioning and general operations of the family ranch. Solar panels have been the most prominent way to produce on-farm renewable energy, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) On-Farm Energy Production Survey. While solar electric made the most sense ...

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