Our Solar Collectors
In 2005 Howden Farm began to pursue an interest in solar to produce electricity. It began with an interest to make enough electricity to run an irrigation system between the two farmhouses, about four-acre parcel. We got a grant to help off-set the cost of this system. When it was finished we had a celebration.
We then moved on to putting 22 panels on each of our two barns. These went into production on February 10, 2010.
Then when we put up our high tunnel we added 4 more panels on the barn that was close to the high tunnel to compensate for its electrical usage.