ENCINITAS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellar Solar is providing its Mobile Solar Station to power two San Diego Purdy Farms Christmas Tree lots. The Mobile Solar Station will power the CFL lights on the perimeter of the lots and the electric chainsaws used to trim trees for customers. It's the first known use of solar to power a Christmas tree lot and certainly the first San Diego solar power lot.
"When Stellar Solar offered to help power our lots we thought it was a great idea," said Michael Purdy of Purdy Tree Farms. "We use sustainable farming practices on our farms in Oregon and have moved towards making our lots even more environmentally friendly with CFL lights and electric chainsaws. Having the lot powered with solar panels just takes that even further, and it's a great-looking addition to our lot."
Kent Harle, founder and President of Stellar Solar, added, "We are always looking for innovative ways to utilize our Mobile Solar Station. Powering the Purdy Christmas tree lots is a great way to do that in a unique location and expose a whole new audience to the practical use of solar power. It makes sense given that they used solar power to grow these trees in the first place."
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About Stellar Solar
Stellar Solar is a leading San Diego County-based residential and commercial solar photovoltaic design and installation company with ten years of experience and 500+ installations. Respected institutions including the Salk Institute, U.S. Foodservice, Loyola University, City of Anaheim, Vandenberg Air Force Base and Cedars-Sinai have trusted Stellar with their commercial installations.
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About Purdy Farms
Purdy Farms is a family owned and operated Christmas tree farm located in Oregon growing mainly Douglas Fir and Noble Fir Christmas trees. We sell at the retail and wholesale level in Southern California with three retail lots in San Diego, Del Mar, and Carlsbad. Learn more at http://www.purdytreefarms.com
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