FireFly Farms, producer of handmade cheeses from Mountain Maryland, announced the completion of a 27.72 kilowatt solar array at its cheese production facility and specialty retail store in Garrett County, Maryland.
The FireFly Farm’s solar project, nearly two years in the making, resulted from an impressive local collaboration: structural roof reinforcements by the Beitzel Corporation, a new metal roof by general contractor Lorne Brenneman, and solar energy engineering, equipment and installation by Tri-State Wind & Solar.
The solar renewable energy installation will initially generate at least one-third of FireFly Farm’s total energy demand. Lighting system retrofits by Maryland’s Eco-Electric are planned for later this autumn. This energy conservation work aims to reduce energy consumption and increase the site’s renewable energy production to nearly half of its energy demands.
This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.