A Bumper Crop from the Solar Orchard

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In March of 2013 a solar array went online in Bridport, Vermont, just a few miles from our cidery.  The project was the work of a local farmer looking to diversify his land, AllEarth Renewables, a solar company, and us here at Woodchuck® Hard Cider.  You can read more from our first blog post about it here.

We were excited to be expanding our renewable energy portfolio beyond our Cow Power commitment.  We were hoping the newly dubbed “solar orchard” would produce enough power to account for 10% of our usage.  Well I guess you could say sunny days were ahead!

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New Woodchuck Orchard Harvests the Sun

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In the central Vermont farm town of Bridport, a new orchard is taking root.  The 1.5 acre orchard sits about 10 miles from the Woodchuck Cidery in Middlebury, Vermont.  Its crop is electricity, and its food source is the sun.  It turns lovely sunny day rays into fast moving electrons.

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