The cider mill, which bills itself as the largest in New England, has been in business for more than a century. The array, the press release says, is expected to produce about 90 percent of the company’s electricity, which would represent a savings of $40,000 annually.
The mill will use state and federal tax and financial incentives, including Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs). These, the release says, are based upon the amount of energy the system generates. The move is one of several green efforts New England Apple Products has undertaken, according to the release.
Covert Ford and Covert Chevrolet of Hutto, TX, have installed solar panels that collectively generate 120 KW of energy.