Posted by:Lucy S
Purple Gate Herb Farm's owners are working to create a full time sustainable farming operation. They are active in the Bastrop community, dedicated to change, growth, living in Texas in the 21st C. and living green. The farm boasts organic gardens, aquaponics, rainwater collection and of course, a ground mount solar array.
- Mary Mills
- 126 Redbird Lane, Smithville, TX 78957
- Energy need met:
- 50% to 74% of electricity
- Event Participation:
- ASES National Solar Tour 2015 Host
- Solar PV
- January 2014
- Size of System:
- 7.2 kW
- To generate electricity
- Longhorn Solar Corporation
A ground mount solar array worked best on this 2 acre farm.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Rainwater collection, aquaponics and organic farming.
Since installation in May 2014, 844 kWh average monthly production
Open House Info:
Stay tuned. We intend to host this tour later this year.