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27,000 Solar Panels for Huge Vegetable Producer

27,000 Solar Panels for Huge Vegetable Producer

Seabrook Brothers and Sons company, located in southern New Jersey has announced plans to install over 20,000 solar panels in a twenty-one acre plot of land. The solar panels will generate electricity for powering the company’s vegetable processing and freezing. Their website says they freeze 150 million pounds of vegetables each year. The vegetables are sold in various grocery stores in the US, and some of their products are sold overseas.

Construction of the solar system will begin soon and should be completed by the end of the year. Once running it is estimated it will generate about 6 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 785 homes for a year. It is expected the company will save about $300,000 in energy costs annually.

Energenic is the energy management company responsible for constructing the solar plant. Their CEO said of the project, “We are eager to help Seabrook Farms create a more sustainable and reliable energy future”.

The New Jersey Clean Energy Program website says that as of the end of April 2010 over 5,815 residential, commercial, public, and non-profit entities in their state have installed a solar electric system. The clean energy program there was started in 2003 by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

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3:05AM PDT on Oct 5, 2010

Awesome!!

11:36AM PDT on Sep 25, 2010

good stuff!

11:42PM PDT on Sep 7, 2010

It is good in one way, but then there is the clearing of this land for the panels.
How is that good?

10:18PM PDT on Sep 6, 2010

Good news tempered by the loss of 21 acres of oxygen producing green.
This continual loss of land to solar systems can end up being nearly as dangerous as our present situation.

Make a difference, Plant a Tree.

2:33AM PDT on Sep 3, 2010

good news

3:07AM PDT on Aug 12, 2010

Thanks for the article.

2:16PM PDT on Aug 11, 2010

good!

6:18PM PDT on Jul 17, 2010

thank you

4:39PM PDT on Jul 12, 2010

Of course, that means 21 acres that will no longer have plants growing on them and producing oxygen....

12:43AM PDT on Jul 3, 2010

good!

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