Coal powered energy terrify you? Don’t lock yourself in a hotel in the middle of nowhere – just go for solar power. Last week the Albuquerque’s Downtown Grower’s Market launched the first farmers’ market in the US to be powered solely by solar. The city partnered with CleanSwitch to get rolling panels to give energy to the whole place…we’re talking ATMs, espresso machines, and cash registers. There are four, 240 watt solar rollers totaling one kilowatt of power which is converted from dc to ac power – just like our normal outlets. It’s currently just a trial run but hopefully more markets will catch on so we don’t “redrum” the environment.
Greenista Cocktail Factoid: In just one hour, the earth receives more energy from the sun than the entire world uses during a whole year.
Written by Greenista Girl Brianne
Photos by Keetsa and Whole Foods USA
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