News : Favorite Foods goes solar in big way

Nov 5, 2012

From Foster's Daily Democrat

By Jim Cavan

SOMERSWORTH -- Imagine being able to power your most oft-running appliance – the refrigerator, in the case of many a household – on nothing but energy from the sun, harvested with a panel or two.

Not too shabby, right?

Now imagine using solar energy to run an industrial cooler and freezer which combined take up nearly seven Olympic sized swimming pools of space.

That’s precisely what Favorite Foods intends to do when the Somersworth commercial food distributor put online a 140-kilowatt, 572-panel roof-mounted solar PV system last month.

Good luck fitting that in your kitchen.

Favorite foods, along with system financer Revolution Energy, will host a ribbon cutting celebration for the system at the former’s Somersworth headquarters at 10 a.m. on November 5.

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