In an effort to reduce our fossil fuel energy use, we partnered with Sunnyside Solar Energy to install a 31 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on the farm.  The solar panels were installed and covered the entire roof of the barn.  The solar cells in these panels convert sunlight directly into electricity.  The advantages of this system are that it generates no pollution nor greenhouse gas emissions once it is installed.  The electricity produced is clean and silent!  The system doesn’t release any harmful air or water pollution into the environment.  Most importantly, our solar energy system doesn’t deplete natural resources or endanger animal/human health.  We are happy to report a 90% reduction in our fossil fuel energy use!