Solar Neighbors – Mom’s Organic Market
Location: 14470 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA 22193
Our Purpose is to protect and restore the environment, and what better way to do so than make use of the most renewable energy resource there is – the sun!
On July 1, 2016 MOM’s Solar Farm was open for sunshine! MOM’s Solar Farm covers 6.6 acres of land and is located at Pfeffers Road and I-95 in Kingsville, Maryland. The total expected one year power generation for this 1.5 megawatt (MWh) DC solar PV farm is 2,124,000 kwh roughly 25% of MOM’s energy consumption.
Who we are
MOM’s Organic Market got its start in 1987 as a home delivery service operating out of our founder and CEO Scott Nash’s mother’s garage. In nearly three decades since, we have expanded to four states and Washington, DC, specializing in selling only certified organic produce and stocking a higher percentage of organic items than other major grocery chains.
Why we went solar
MOM’s purpose is to protect and restore the environment and, to support this aim, we’ve been committed to 100% renewable energy power since 2005. MOM’s uses a variety of renewables to support this goal, including utilizing a combination of both on-site and off-site solar power PV systems and purchasing 100% American Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
Benefits of going solar
Being an environmentally friendly company not only helps the world to be a better place, it also helps our business’s bottom line by increasing employee morale and customer loyalty. With expanding options for solar, we hope other businesses follow suit!
View original post by Solar United Neighbors here.