Cut costs and save environment

Spirgen, Kate
August 2012
Garden Center Magazine;Aug2012, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p80
The article discusses investment of East Haddam, Connecticut-based Ballek's Garden Center in solar power for its electricity needs. Aside from saving energy costs, the independent garden center (IGC) also managed to reduce its carbon footprint by opting for sustainable energy. The IGC reportedly received grant from the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) of the U.S. Deparment of Agriculture (USDA) to finance its photovoltaic solar electric panel and solar thermal water heating systems.


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