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Sustainable Energy
Cross Island Farms

At Cross Island Farms we strive to be sustainable in three dimensions: ecologically, economically, and socially.  In Holistic Management this is referred to as the Triple Win Goal.  Our efforts in this direction have led us to begin producing our own electricity via a Bergey 10 kw wind turbine, a Sunpower 5.5 kw solar photovotaic array and a17 kw Generac propane-fired standby generator.  The wind turbine and solar PV array are grid-connected with net metering and the propane generator keeps the farm running seamlessly in case the grid goes down.  The wind and solar are projected to produce approximately all of our electricity needs on an annual basis.

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A sunrise double rainbow surrounds our new wind turbine.  Click the photo to enlarge.
A few days after we installed our new Bergey wind turbine, the sunrise lit up this double rainbow surrounding the tower.  We took that as a good omen!  Click the photo to enlarge.


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