First NB Solar Farm Comes Up In Sussex

The first and only solar farm in New Brunswick region has come up in Sussex. It is now up and running. The solar farm has 400 panels that have been erected on 16 poles. Each of the poles carries 16 solar panels.

This is great news for New Brunswick and this farm is the very first one in this region to tap the solar energy. Frank Jopp is the farmer who has decided to make full use of the renewable energy of the sun.

Frank said that he wished more and more residents and farmers in New Brunswick took to making use of the solar energy to power their homes and farms. He wanted to contribute in a small way to the environment that has given him a lot. This is why he decided to make use of the renewable energy.

Frank is into milk production for the past 35 years through his dairy farm. The prices of the milk have started to dip for the past 5 years. He wanted to keep his family farm running and this is when he thought of harvesting the sun’s light to generate energy. The power he generates from his solar farm is sold to NB power.

The solar farm project was undertaken by NexGen Energy, solar energy developer in NB.

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About the Author: Trey Nelson

Trey Nelson has over six years experience as a teacher, ecologist, zoologist and botanist. She has a B.S. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University Graduate School. His professional expertise in environmental health empacts has been recognized since 1973, when she testified at a New York DEC public hearing in Utica on ground truthing aerial photo wetland mapping by wetland community type. He taught (HS) Physics, Geology, Oceanography, Chemistry and photography from 1970-1980 at Palfrey Street School, Watertown, MA. Aproject: National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

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