Pocono Raceway goes solar

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    Long Pond, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Forget about Philadelphia -- Brandon Igdalsky hopes it's always sunny in the Poconos.

    Igdalsky, the president of Pocono Raceway, along with track CEO John "Doc" Mattioli and their families, officially opened the track's 25-acre solar farm this weekend. When fully operational, the farm will produce between 3 million to 4 million kilowatt hours per year. It will provide all of the power for the track, and will also add electricity to the local power grid.

    "Several hundred thousand dollars a year is what our electric bill is," said Igdalsky, standing next to one of 39,690 solar panels on the farm. "We're spending almost $16 million to put this project in. We're not going to have an electric bill anymore, and we'll also be benefiting the grid when we're not drawing power and supplying energy to the grid that will go to our neighbors' homes ... almost close to a thousand homes with this project."

    Pocono Raceway goes solar - CNN.com
     
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    Good for them! Those who have the resources and space ought be rewarded for doing things like this. Tax breaks are certainly in order.
     
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