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Workers install the 4,032-panel solar array developed by REC Solar that will power Windset Farms. (REC Solar Company)

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Workers install the 4,032-panel solar array developed by REC Solar that will power Windset Farms. (REC Solar Company)


A Million Watts in Solar Panels Installed at Farm

Santa Maria’s Windset Greenhouses Go for Clean Energy


Planning baby bell peppers, cucumber, and tomatoes for lunch? The locally grown ingredients for that sweet-sounding salad are likely to have come from Santa Maria’s Windset Farms, which recently completed a 1 million watt solar installation atop its packing plant. Set amid acres of greenhouses, where the Canada-based company grows non-genetically modified vegetables and strawberries, the 4,032-panel solar array enables the farm to run its computerized irrigation and ventilation systems on clean energy.

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