Green Building: Cider Hill Farm

ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE

To date, we have installed three 10-kilowatt Bergey wind turbines, which produce about 9,000 kWh each. Two of the wind turbines are 120 feet tall and the third stands at 100 feet.

We have installed one 10-kilowatt Evergreen solar panel array that produces approximately 12,500 Wh/year.

The farm recently installed three outdoor hydronic wood boilers that burn wood and use hot water to transport the energy needed to heat 11 greenhouses and three residences.We are using only seasoned hardwood so they are burning cleanly.