Massaro Farm converts to solar power
The community-supported farm in Woodbridge Connecticut has recently received a new makeover, complete with a $21,500 5kW solar system. With the participation of the community and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, this solar system was successfully installed on one of the barns on the farm.
Solar electricity to produce local food
For years, this certified organic farm has been producing local food for the community. This solar energy project will enhance the community by using clean energy to produce fresh food, all while promoting a greener lifestyle.
CEFIA provided $18,000 of the total cost of the project in recognition of Woodbridge’s commitment to clean energy. Those achievements include getting 5 percent of all households in town to sign up for electricity generated from renewable resources such as wind, solar and biomass.
“Woodbridge should be saluted for its long-standing support for clean and efficient energy,” said Bob Wall, CEFIA’s director of marketing and outreach.
“By choosing to place its earned solar electric system at the Massaro Community Farm, the town is reinforcing the message that locally produced energy — like locally grown food — is good for our economy and our environment.”
First Selectman Edward Sheehy said the installation of the solar array “will serve as a showpiece of the town’s dedication to the conservation of energy and the earth resources for future generations.” The town paid $3,500 for its share of the solar energy system.
The power of green living
For the Woodbridge community, going solar marks a significant step. As with other solar projects, switching to a cleaner source of energy demonstrates environmental consciousness and support for the local economy, all while igniting public interest in renewable energy.
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