- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Farm life and solar power collide on New York organic farm
Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/27/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Teaming with Alteris Renewables, Berle Farm's owners are excitedly waiting for their 7.75-kilowatt solar panel system to be installed on their organic farm at the beginning of next year. According to the farm's owners, the photovoltaic system will generate roughly 65 percent to 75 percent of the organic farm's electricity needs.
The project was funded by two grants from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America program: The former will contribute $19,500, while the latter will fund $14,750 of the initial costs of installation. In total, the farm's owners affirm that they will save $2,000 a year in energy costs.
NYSERDA's president and chief executive, Francis J. Murray Jr., asserts that New York's generous solar subsidies provide many small businesses, like Berle Farms, with the capital investment needed to get such projects off the ground: "Our incentive programs for renewable energy are helping small businesses like Berle Farm invest in expanding their operations instead of their utility bills."