|A 50-kilowatt (kW) solar array is now supplying electricity to AgroLab, a Harrington business performing a variety of water, soil and manure analyses, mainly for farm clients. The enterprise installed the $160,000 array about a month ago, with the aid of a USDA grant. The City of Harrington had to grant a zoning variance to allow for the installation of the 200 solar panels. State Rep. Bobby Outten recently visited the site and said the project is a good example of how governments can help, rather than hinder, the success of small businesses.
In photo, from left: Kenton Yoder, assistant branch manager of Paradise Energy Solutions, which installed the 50Kw solar array (in background); William R. Rohrer, Jr., owner, AgroLab; Debbie Pfeil, planning consultant for the City of Harrington; and State Rep. Bobby Outten.