New York Farm Installs 1K Solar Panels with State Help

November 25, 2013 04:42 AM
New York Farm Installs 1K Solar Panels with State Help

Source: Associated Press

A central New York dairy farm expects to save $30,000 a year on its electric bill with its new solar panels, installed for about $900,000 including a state grant.

Fesko Dairy in Spafford recently installed about 1,000 solar panels on a little more than an acre. The solar array is expected to generate 303 kilowatts of electricity, about 80 percent of what the 600-cow dairy uses in a year.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority provided a $368,000 grant for the project.

The farm is about 15 miles southwest of Syracuse near Skaneateles (skin-ee-AT'-luhs) Lake. It had first planned to build a windmill for electricity. But it scrapped that plan because residents of the scenic area thought it would mar the view. 

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11/25/2013 01:16 PM

  At 30000/yr it will take 30yrs to pay for it's self, without paying a dime of interest...If nothing brakes...Is that a good investment?...


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