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Oregon potato farm adds solar power

May 4, 2011  By The Republic


solarpotatoesMay 4, 2011, Malin, OR —
The massive stretch of solar panels, the length of about five semi-truck
trailers end-to-end, looks alien amid the expanse of soil in front of Gold Dust
Potato Processors headquarters in Malin, Ore.

May 4, 2011, Malin, OR —
The massive stretch of solar panels, the length of about five semi-truck
trailers end-to-end, looks alien amid the expanse of soil in front of Gold Dust
Potato Processors
headquarters in Malin, Ore.

solarpotatoes 
Gold Dust Potato Processors 

But they could cut the
operation’s power bills nearly in half, an attractive prospect to an industry
facing higher power rates and a higher probability of groundwater pumping
because of water regulations.

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