A Million Watts in Solar Panels Installed at Farm

Santa Maria's Windset Greenhouses Go for Clean Energy

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