Posted by:Fire Mountain Solar
This small farm runs field trials to determine what medicinal plants grow well in the Pacific Northwest.
- an anonymous north Snohomish farmer
- Stanwood, WA
- Energy need met:
- 25% or less of electricity
- Solar PV
- September 2014
- Size of System:
- 9.72 kW
- To generate electricity
- Additional Financial Notes:
- We are on track to earn back the full cost of the system before the WA Production Incentive expires 6-30-2020. We benefited from an additional rebate of $2500 from Snohomish PUD.
In September 2014, Fire Mountain Solar installed a 9.72 KW Itek Energy System with 36 Made-in-WA solar panels with Itek inverters.
“It makes me smile” she says, looking at her brand-new solar panels, “I’ve loved the concept all along and feel good that I’m doing my part to move electric generation away from burning fossil fuels. Visitors to the farm are glad to see the solar array.” The medicinal herb network involves local practitioners, acupuncturists, Chinese medicine doctors, Bastyr University, WSU, Northwest Agriculture Business Center (www.agbizcenter.org) and others. They are working to match people with resources. NWAMHN will present at Snohomish County’s Focus on Farming annual conference November 20, 2014 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. (www.focusonfarming.org)
“I have wanted to go solar for 40 years,” reports the Snohomish County farmer who grows medicinal plants and teaches others to grow them. Her farm is part of the Northwest Asian Medicinal Herb Network (www.nwamhn.org), a group of growers and practitioners working together to support local sustainable production of high quality east Asian medicinal herbs preserving knowledge of traditional methods of cultivation and preparation. Her farm runs field trials to determine what plants will grow well in the Pacific Northwest focusing on profitability for farmers who might want to grow these crops.
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