The family-owned company is ending fossil fuel use at the store.
The Ballek family is going green and eliminating fossil fuel use in their East Haddam, Conn. Garden center.
This spring, Ballek Garden Center installed a new photovoltaic solar electric panel system, and a solar hot water system. The store will be able to produce all of its electricity through solar power, and will use surplus energy to heat water with solar thermal units.
Over the system’s projected 30-year lifespan, the company expects to produce more than $1,000,000 worth of electricity.