Let the sun shine and provide solar energy
January 18, 2012
Most people face uncertainty in today’s challenging times. One thing for certain, the sun always shines. Even on cloudy days solar systems still produce power.
Gary Sheppard, Penn State extension and owner of a solar energy system for his sheep farm, along with Ed Johnstonbaugh, Penn State extension educator, discussed this topic during a Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s recent webinar session on solar energy.
“The sun shines everywhere!” exclaimed Sheppard as he started the discussion. Solar energy estimates show solar production increases moving from the northern border towards the southern and western borders of the United States. However, the Northeastern and Midwestern states average 4 to 5 kilowatt hours (kWh) per square meter per day.