Sterman Masser Potato Farms in Sacramento, Schuylkill County, has been awarded $1 million in state and federal funds to install six acres of solar panels. Corey Wolf is CEO of Energy Systems and Installations, the Lebanon County company that's behind the project. He says it will greatly reduce the farm's energy use. "We'll be installing a one megawatt project and that project will displace about 40 percent of their power needs and generate about 1100 megawatts of power a year," he says. Deputy State Agriculture"> Sterman Masser Potato Farms in Sacramento, Schuylkill County, has been awarded $1 million in state and federal funds to install six acres of solar panels. Corey Wolf is CEO of Energy Systems and Installations, the Lebanon County company that's behind the project. He says it will greatly reduce the farm's energy use. "We'll be installing a one megawatt project and that project will displace about 40 percent of their power needs and generate about 1100 megawatts of power a year," he says. Deputy State Agriculture"> Sterman Masser Potato Farms in Sacramento, Schuylkill County, has been awarded $1 million in state and federal funds to install six acres of solar panels. Corey Wolf is CEO of Energy Systems and Installations, the Lebanon County company that's behind the project. He says it will greatly reduce the farm's energy use. "We'll be installing a one megawatt project and that project will displace about 40 percent of their power needs and generate about 1100 megawatts of power a year," he says. Deputy State Agriculture"> Midstate potato farm going green with solar energy | News | witf.org
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Midstate potato farm going green with solar energy

Written by Caitlin Fitzpatrick and Melanie Herschorn | Mar 30, 2010 8:44 AM

(Undated) -- A midstate potato farm will soon house the second-largest solar energy project in the commonwealth. Sterman Masser Potato Farms in Sacramento, Schuylkill County, has been awarded $1 million in state and federal funds to install six acres of solar panels. Corey Wolf is CEO of Energy Systems and Installations, the Lebanon County company that's behind the project. He says it will greatly reduce the farm's energy use. "We'll be installing a one megawatt project and that project will displace about 40 percent of their power needs and generate about 1100 megawatts of power a year," he says. Deputy State Agriculture Secretary Michael Pechart says solar energy is a growing area of interest within the farming community. "A lot of farms have very large buildings that cattle and chickens and hogs live in," he says. "And those buildings have very large roofs so it's a great opportunity to put panels on those and generate electricity or heat water." The solar panels at Sterman Masser -- the state's largest potato producer -- are expected to be fully functional by early fall.

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