Vermont Smoke & Cure cooking with more solar power
Vermont Smoke & Cure, maker of smoked meats and meat snacks since 1962, is teaming up again with AllEarth Renewables of Williston, VT, to source local renewable solar to power the company’s electrical needs.
With the addition of a third solar project for the Vermont company, now nearly two-thirds of Vermont Smoke & Cure’s electric demand is being supplied by solar. A 150kW orchard in Hinesburg, VT, 156kW project in Essex, VT and 88kW in Marshfield, VT will produce approximately 610,000-kilowatt hours annually of emissions-free solar electricity for the specialty food company, which employs around 70 people.
All three projects utilize Vermont-made solar trackers. The RECs produced by the project are retained and not sold.
“We are very proud of our partnership with AllEarth renewables, as it helps us achieve our mission to use local and sustainable resources in our products and our business operations whenever possible.” said Vermont Smoke & Cure CEO, Chris Bailey.
Many other Vermont businesses have teamed up with AllEarth Renewables to go solar and save money on their electric bills, including Woodchuck Hard Cider, Concept2, Small Dog Electronics, The Alchemist, Jericho Settlers Farm, Stark Mountain Woodworking, American Flatbread, Green Mountain Power, and Morse Farm Sugarworks, among others.
AllEarth Renewables is the Vermont manufacturer of the AllEarth Solar Tracker, a dual-axis solar tracker that uses innovative GPS and wireless technology to follow the sun throughout the day, producing up to 45 percent more energy than a rooftop solar. The company has manufactured and installed more than 3,800 solar tracker systems used for residential and commercial installations.
Source: Vermont Smoke & Cure