Free press releases distribution network?

More news: Energy
Agency / Source: Southern Energy Management

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Nation's Oldest Family Mushroom Farm Goes Solar - SEM has installed a 1.13 MW solar array in Pennsylvania for Marlboro Mushrooms -
Nation's Oldest Family Mushroom Farm Goes Solar


PRZOOM - /newswire/ - West Grove, PA, United States, 2012/02/08 - SEM has installed a 1.13 MW solar array in Pennsylvania for Marlboro Mushrooms -

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Energy Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


Mushrooms do not normally need much help from the sun, but nearly 5,000 solar panels have popped up alongside buildings that house white button mushrooms near West Grove, Pennsylvania. Marlboro Mushrooms, the oldest family mushroom farm in the country, has added a 1.13 Megawatt solar array to help offset energy costs. North Carolina-based Southern Energy Management (SEM ) installed the SunPower solar PV system.

"Keeping mushroom crops in a controlled environment requires a tremendous amount of electricity to maintain optimal growing conditions, and we thought it was a natural step to use solar power to shoulder some of that load," said Marlboro Mushrooms' Tom Brosius. "It is great to harvest the sun's power and take advantage of a renewable resource. We anticipate it will generate 100% of our annual electric needs."

Spread across nearly seven acres, the installation deploys SunPower's T0 tracking system, which uses GPS technology to ensure all 4,953 of the SunPower 228-watt modules are always tracking the sun.

"Our site for installation slopes to the north, so a traditional fixed PV array would have not been feasible due to shading and the greater footprint required," explained Harold Brosius of Marlboro Mushrooms.

"This project helps Marlboro Mushrooms save money on energy costs and moves them in the right direction in terms of long-term sustainability and environmental stewardship," said Blair Kendall, SEM's director of business development. "SEM was happy to help the farm make this happen, and we're looking forward to seeing them reap the benefits for the next 30 years or more."

Construction of the ground-mounted array had a short turnaround time: crews started work on the installation in late August and had the entire system on line by the end of November, a full three weeks ahead of schedule. The Marlboro Mushrooms array is the largest moving solar array in Pennsylvania.

About Marlboro Mushrooms
Marlboro Mushrooms is located in West Marlborough Township, Chester County, Pa., and is owned by two brothers, Tom and Harold Brosius, sixth generation farmers on the same property since 1835. Marlboro Mushrooms is part owner of Country Fresh Mushroom Company, to whom it sells its entire production of 4 million pounds of fresh mushrooms annually. Through Country Fresh mushrooms are shipped throughout the United States, as far away as California, Florida, and Maine. Marlboro Mushrooms is believed to be the only solar powered mushroom farm in the world.

About Southern Energy Management
Southern Energy Management ( is a North Carolina-based sustainable energy company offering energy efficiency, green building and turn-key solar services for homeowners, builders, companies, government and military clients across the country. A certified B Corp, SEM's mission is to have a measurable impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, and to build a sustainable triple-bottom-line company. SEM was founded in a living room in Raleigh in 2001, and now employs a team of more than 100 sustainable energy professionals. SEM is consistently recognized as an industry leader both locally and nationally, and is among a small handful of companies in the U.S. to earn the National Energy Star Partner of the Year award five times (in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011). SEM also received the City of Raleigh 2011 Environmental Stewardship Award and the 2010 Green Jobs Award from SJF Institute & Green For All.

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Energy Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


Agency / Source: Southern Energy Management


Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)


Traffic Booster: [/] Quick PRZOOM - Press & Newswire Visibility Checker


Distribution / Indexing: [+]

# # #
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Energy articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!

Nation's Oldest Family Mushroom Farm Goes Solar

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name PRZOOM - Press & Newswire and LINK as the source.
  For more information, please visit:
Is this your article? Activate ALL web links by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!
Contact: Chris Cowperthwaite - 
919-836-0330 chris[.]
PRZOOM / PRTODAY - Newswire Today disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Southern Energy Management securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Energy via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Read Latest Press Releases From Southern Energy Management / Company Profile

Read Energy Most Recent Related Press Releases:

GE Expands Uninterruptible Power Supply Portfolio with New Flywheel UPS Solution
GE Leverages its Local Expertise to Provide Proven Solutions to Leading Wind Turbine OEM XEMC Windpower in China
ENGIE Signs A First Memorandum of Understanding with CMA CGM
Thassalia - Inauguration of France's First Marine Geothermal Power Station
SKF and GE Oil & Gas Sign Collaboration Agreement to Develop Use of Active Magnetic Bearing Applications
Enel Starts Construction of New 300 MW Wind Project in the United States
GE Renewable Energy to Supply New Generators to Mottec Hydropower Plant in Switzerland
Spirit AeroSystems Selects GE to Accelerate its Digital Transformation
ENGIE Acquires SIRADEL - The Leading High-tech Player in 3D Modelling and A Supplier of Innovative Urban Solutions
NEC Energy Solutions to Supply Sterling, MA with the Largest Battery Grid Energy Storage Installation in New England

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns

NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business
Find business coaching, life coaching, executive coaching and corporate coaching, best selling coaching books, ...


Visit  NAKIVO, Inc.

Visit  MagLar, Inc.


  ©2016 PRZOOM — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About PRZOOM | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneur newswire distribution freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today