Monday, August 08, 2005

Green innovation in New Jersey

PA's neighbors to the east are turning farmers into power companies the friendly way:
The farmers are putting solar-power systems over barn roofs and fields to make electricity for their homes, farm buildings and irrigation systems while reducing pollution with a clean, renewable energy source.
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Barely a year into the Power Crop Initiative, two dozen New Jersey farms have new solar-power systems or will soon get them, and dozens more plan to do so.
A variety of funding and credits are encouraging farmers to join up and helping cover their initial costs. Beyond what benefits the farmers themselves see, the state expects to decrease its greenhouse emmissions by millions of pounds of CO2.


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