Farmers turn to the sun for power

By SPW Piece contributed by Sean Hood, president Coldwell Solar
Electricity is the lifeblood of many businesses, including agriculture. In California, where electricity costs are high, sunlight is abundant and renewable energy mandates are aggressive, agriculture businesses are turning to solar energy to reduce costs and to protect the soil, water and air that they rely on to make a living.
Sustainability means a secure futureHolland Dairy in Hanford, California, installed a 1-MW system on four acres of the 700+ acre dairy. The goals for owner Art DeHoop are economic and environmental sustainability.
“Sustainability is big in agriculture,” DeHopp said. “We have to be efficient

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