Solar panels help a family-owned yarn manufacturer save money on energy bills via @Energy
"The solar array project, which produces enough energy annually to power 14 homes, is helping reduce the company’s energy bills. Energy from the array is used to power the spinning machines -- which the company uses to create high-performance fibers from materials as varied as hemp, stainless steel and recycled beverage bottles -- and excess energy is sold back to the grid. In 2011, the PV system provided nearly 141,000 kilowatt hours to the city, and since the solar array was installed more than two years ago, it has generated enough energy to power 1,732 60-watt lightbulbs for eight hours a day for a year."
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