Former President Jimmy Carter – who famously started his career as a peanut farmer – has leased a ten-acre site in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, to SolAmerica Energy for development of a 1.3-MW solar project, which will provide over 50 percent of the power needs of the city. A ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by company and city officials, as well as the Carter family, took place at the site on February 8.
In Michigan, farmers are considering a solar deal that would earn them $300 more per acre than their own agribusinesses can produce, according to a January 25 report by the Huron Daily Tribune.
Stone Edge Farm, a spa and vineyard in Sonoma, California, announced the selection of Emerson Automation Solutions on January 24 to provide efficient and reliable operation of its new microgrid – which Stone Edge describes as “a self-sufficient energy production and distribution facility relying on diverse sources of electricity, including solar power, wind power, hydrogen power, and advanced storage battery technology.”
What’s a pig farmer to do when animals’ lives are being lost because they are trying to hog all of the heat during the winter season? Providing commercial and industrial energy customers with efficient solutions is the primary mission of Tennessee ValleyAuthority’s EnergyRight Solutions for Business and Industry (ERSB+I) team – and they came to the rescue when E.M. Heard & Sons, a pig farm located in Auburn, Kentucky, called for help.