What Can Rochester Businesses Expect From Going Solar?

So what’s it really like for a Rochester business to go solar? In particular, what are some of the benefits local business owners can expect from making the switch? Instead of telling you, we’ll let Joan and Doug Allen from Long Acre Farms share their experience! We installed a 72.8kW solar array at Long Acre Farms in the Spring of 2015. The ground mounted solar array is expected to cover over 100% of the farms’ electric load and pay for itself in just five years. The array will save the farm, which hosts a winery and ice cream shop, over…

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Vines and Sunshine: Why Solar Energy is the Perfect Wine Pairing

Galileo Galilei, the famous Italian philosopher turned Renaissance polymath, was a pretty smart guy. Like really, really smart. Not only did he know a great deal about...pretty much everything, but he also knew a lot about wine. Go figure! According to the Father of the Science, “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” Well, that pretty much sums it up. There’s actually a great deal of science that goes into winemaking, and the sun plays an integral role in both the quality and flavor of the grapes that eventually become wine. The right amount of sunlight is crucial to creating a…

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