To say that farms rely on the sun is an incredible understatement, as its power to photosynthesize is a key element in growing our crops. There are additional advantages of harnessing the power of the sun and converting it into solar power.
Energy derived from the sun offers the benefit of being a renewable resource with no danger of depletion. Solar power is also non-polluting, both in its usage and acquisition.
To take advantage of these benefits, in 2010, River Garden Farms added 5.5 acres of solar panels to reduce energy costs and its carbon footprint.
The 680 kilowatt system installed at Tyndall Mound Warehouse offsets 85 percent of the electricity costs at the warehouse each year.